Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Good News

Trimble Park Cleanup: A Guest Report by “Big” Jim Balcom
A group of nine people volunteered at the Trimble Park cleanup Saturday, April 8 and the park looks great. The creek was a bit too high to clean sweep, but litter along the bank was removed and the park was cleaned. Mike Gosnell and Sunday Creek Watershed Coordinator Cara Hardesty cooked up some hot dogs, and subs, chips, drinks and cookies were enjoyed for lunch. All in all, a group effort of the Trimble Village, Sunday Creek, and Trimble Leo Club made a difference on a cold and damp day. Thanks to all.

Pictured are Michael Schmidt, Becky Curry, Cara Hardesty and Jessica Curry.
Photo by "Big" Jim Balcom.

ReUse Industries Launches Online Newsletter
Inspired by the success of the Rural Rambler, ReUse Industries has launched its own online newsletter. You can check it out by clicking here.

So Sorry to See You Go
Three Rural Action staff members have accepted fabulous jobs, making April their last month with us. They are: Shana Byrd, Outreach Coordinator for Rural Action Sustainable Forestry, who will soon be a field biologist at The Wilds; Diane Wiktorowski, Director of the Environmental Learning Program, who will be a public outreach coordinator at Tybee Island Marine Science Center off the coast of Georgia; and Andrew Bashaw of Sustainable Forestry, who is leaving us to become a Regional Trail Coordinator for The North County Trail Association. We wish them the best in their upcoming adventures.

Congratulations to…
Carol Kuhre, Rural Action’s Executive Director Emeritus, who was recently appointed to six-year terms on the Board of Directors of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation in New York City.