Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Good News

Rural Action Native Plant Rescue Takes Root

Rural Action’s first native plant rescue, which took place Saturday, May 20 in the Wayne National Forest, was a great success. More than 300 plants, including goldenseal, wild ginger and wild geranium, were rescued from the site of the future Nelsonville bypass and planted in a holding bed for restoration projects. Volunteers contributed over 40 hours of labor to the effort. Thank you to everyone who helped!

To learn about future plant rescue opportunities, contact Elise or Tom at 740-742-4401.

Sunday Creek Wins Community Grant
Each summer, local kids learn about the secret world of waterways at day camps put on by Rural Action’s watershed groups. The Corning-area day camp will be accessible to more children this summer, thanks to the grant-writing moxie of Elizabeth Kruse of the Sunday Creek Watershed Group.

Kruse’s successful proposal was for the Bob and Ruth Holland Community Educational Grant, offered through the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund. The grant provides $600 for supplies and camp scholarships for 15 kids in Perry County.

Would your kid enjoy activities like creek sampling, crayfish capturing or splashing in the water? Learn more about the day camps by calling 767-2225.

Chesterhill Produce Auction Opens

The Chesterhill Produce Auction, a wholesale auction for fruits, vegetables, flowers and other goods, opened May 24 at 8380 Wagoner Road in Chesterhill. Grocers, roadside stand retailers and individual consumers are welcome! The next auction is Thursday, June 1, at 3 p.m. More information: call Tom at 740-742-4401.

It's Not Too Late to Register for This Weekend's Landowners Conference!
Rural Action’s annual Landowners Conference is taking place June 2 through 4 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. To register, call Cynthia at 740-767-2090. RAMBLER SPECIAL: Mention that you heard about the Landowners Conference in the Rural Rambler to receive a $5 discount.