Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Upcoming Events

Ohio Mineland Partnership: Spring Conference
The Ohio Mineland Partnership is holding its Spring Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at The Inn at Hocking College. The conference features U.S. Forest Service projects in the Monday Creek watershed. Registration for the meeting will be $10 per person. This fee covers all costs associated with the meeting, meal and tour. Call (740) 373-7926 to make a reservation by phone.

Fair Trade Day
Saturday, May 13, 2 – 5 p.m. at Howard Hall site across from Baker Center (corner of Union and College Streets). Local vendors and fair trade supporters and promoters will come together to celebrate fair trade. Sample fair trade chocolate and coffee and learn more about the differences between fair trade and free trade. What does fair trade mean in a local economy, in a global context?

Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 14, 2006, 2 p.m.

Bob Scott Placier will lead a two-mile wildflower hike at Stroud’s Run State Park. Bob is a natural resources instructor at Hocking College, a founding member of the Athens Conservancy and a licensed bird-banding specialist. The Broken Rock trailhead is located at the end of the beach parking lot a tenth of a mile east of the Hocking Valley Sportsman Association Pavilion. As we hike, we will loop back along a ridge to the first group picnic area on the left when you turn in Strouds Run State Park to go to the beach. For more information: contact Jessica Smith, 740-767-4185,, Bob Scott Placier,

Hocking River Pedal and Paddle
Sunday, May 14, 2006, 9 a.m. The 12.4-mile Hocking River Pedal and Paddle event will leave from Robins Crossing/Hocking College trailhead in Nelsonville (mile 16.4). For more information and to be prepared contact Andy Jones, 614-390-6364, 740-332-1025,

Friends of Monday Creek Meeting
Meet at 115 West Main, New Straitsville for a potluck (6 p.m.), program (6:30 p.m.), and discussion. This month, the meeting is May 18. Everyone welcome! Please call to confirm details.

Southeast Ohio Woodland Interest Group Meeting
Monday, May 15, 2006, 7 p.m. The Southeast Ohio Woodland Interest Group serves the needs of woodland owners through education and experience. Join us at our monthly meeting with a featured speaker. More information: contact Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension, Athens County, at 740-592-4800,

Sunday Creek Watershed Group Public Meeting
Wednesday, May 24, 2006. 6:30 p.m. potluck; 7 p.m. featured speaker. For more information, call 740-767-2225 or visit

Community Yard Sale: Reserve Your Space Today!
ReUse Industries is hosting a community yard sale Saturday May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can set up and sell their used items for free. Community groups are also welcome. Chair and table rental is available. Call 740-698-8200 ext.15 to learn more.

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.