Sunday, April 02, 2006

Upcoming Events

Meigs County Amateur Photo Contest
The Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Leading Creek Watershed Group are sponsoring an amateur photo contest on the theme "The Waters of Meigs County." This contest is open to Meigs County residents of all ages; photos must be taken within Meigs County and relate to water. Submissions are due to the Meigs SWCD office by Friday, April 7. Photos may also be e-mailed to For entry forms and complete contest rules, call 740-992-4282.

Trimble Park Cleanup Day
The Trimble Village Council and the Sunday Creek Watershed Group will be hosting a Trimble Park Cleanup Day April 8 at beginning at 9 a.m. This will be a part of the larger effort this spring to renovate Trimble Park. We'll need people April 8 to help with a stream sweep at the park. If you're not excited about playing in the water, volunteers will also be needed to scrape paint off of bridges and clean up the park itself. All supplies will be provided. Volunteers will get free lunch. If you have any questions or would like to help, let us know by e-mail ( or call us at 740-767-2225.

Community Food Initiatives Annual Meeting
Community Food Initiatives will hold its annual meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens Saturday, April 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Chris Chmiel of paw paw-growing and promoting fame will be the keynote speaker. You’ll get updates on C.F.I. projects including composting, plant and seed giveaways and the Trimble Edible Schoolyard project. For more information call Ronda Clark at 593-5971, or send an e-mail to

Wildflower Hike in Zaleski State Forest
April 9, 2006, 2 p.m.

Helen Horn, David Horn (botanist) and Bob Scott Placier (ornithologist and naturalist) will guide us on one of their favorite wildflower hikes along the Zaleski State Forest backpack trail. More information: contact Jessica Smith, 740-767-4185,

Announcing the 2006 Sunday Creek Benefit Dinner

We invite you to join the Sunday Creek Watershed Group for an evening of great food and fabulous prizes! The fourth annual Sunday Creek Watershed Group Benefit Dinner will be held this year at the Moose Lodge at 69 ½ High Street (State Route 13) in Glouster. This year’s Benefit Dinner will be held Saturday, April 29. Dinner, featuring delicious homemade spaghetti, will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Earth Ball

They are here, get em’ while they’re hot!

Earth Ball tickets are ready and available to all you out there who enjoy tasty desserts, great music and not to mention great company. Tickets for the April 22, 2006 event can be purchased at the Blue Gator or by contacting your friendly neighborhood Rural Action VISTAs Sara Peach or Robin Webb at 740-767-4938

Soup for the Soul: Activist Heaven - What does it look like?
Mondays - April 17 - May 22, UCM lower level

Hear from a local community and student activists as they share the utopian visions and ideals that motivate their activism. The speaker on April 17 is Christie Truly of the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network. Free soup lunch provided!

Remembering Community: A Spring Literary Arts Festival
April 21-23, 2006
The festival includes a creative writing workshop, Middle Eastern dance presentation, Pulitzer Prize-winning speakers, a presentation on the history of country music and a performance by the Local Girls.
More info: 740-596-5691, or visit

Eighth Annual Landowners Conference: “Farms, Forests and Communities”
Rural Action will present the eighth annual Landowners Conference on June 2-4, 2006 at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills region of Southeast Ohio. It will feature sessions on holistic resource management, private land conservation and stewardship, medicinal herbs and other non-timber forest products, sustainable agriculture, invasive plants and more. Please check out our Web site for more information about this one-of-a-kind event. RAMBLER SPECIAL: Mention that you heard about the Landowners Conference in the Rural Rambler to receive a $5 discount.

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