Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Upcoming Events

Monday Creek Watershed Daycamps
Submitted by Matt Miller, AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Monday Creek Restoration Partnership

Oh boy! We’re off to Day Camp!

The summer is here, and the time for day camps is approaching! Monday Creek Restoration Project is hosting a nature and watershed-focused summer day camp for the third year running, from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22, 8:30am-4pm. This year’s camp has been extended to five days, and will include exciting nature hikes, fun craft projects, and swimming and canoeing at Lake Logan. There will be hands-on plant and fish identification activities, and a special appearance by Dave Sagan of Hocking College’s nature center and his scaly and feathery friends!

Dropoff for the camp will begin at 8am each day and go till 8:30am at the Nelsonville-York Elementary School parking lot in Buchtel. The kids will be shuttled up to the New Straitsville City Park, which is the “home base” for the camp. Camp will officially begin at 9:00am in the New Straitsville Park. Pickup after camp will be at 4:00pm each day, also at the N-Y Elementary School. The target age group for the camp is 8-11 year olds, but all mature elementary school-age kids are welcome. Cost of the camp is only $30 for the whole five days, which includes transportation and nutritious lunches and snacks, however scholarships may be available – call for information. We look forward to seeing you at the Monday Creek Summer Day Camp!

For additional information and to register your kids, call Matt Miller at (740) 394-2047, or email MCRP at PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 14TH.

Calendar of Events

06/01 - Invasive Plant Management Training for Natural Resource Professionals, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Camp Otyokwa, Hocking Hills. A look at diverse and current perspectives and methods of controll. Will include a look at the problem through a holistic perspective. Contact Jeff Hardin or Tom Redfern at 740-767-4938.

06/02 & 06/03 - Land Owners Conference, Camp Otyokwa, Hocking Hills, contact Jeff Hardin at 740-767-4938.

06/05 - Volunteer Action, Mary Steinmaus, WATH 970AM, 10:06am-10:36am

06/07 - South East Ohio Watershed Council Meeting, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Guernsey SWCD, contact Maureen Wise at 330-859-1050 for more info.

06/07 - SCWG, Equestrian Training, 6:30-9 pm, OSU Extension in Athens. Topics: pasture management, water quality issues, manure management, neighbor relations. Sponsored by SCWG, OSU Extension and Athens Soil and Water Management. A $10 fee covers food and resource binder. Contact Emily Boyer at 740-767-2225 for more info.

06/12 - Volunteer Action, Andrew Bashaw (North Country Trail), WATH 970AM, 10:06am-10:36am