Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Upcoming Events

Sunday Creek Watershed Daycamps
Submitted by Chris Tomazic, AmeriCorps*VISTA for Media

The Sunday Creek Watershed Group will host two watershed day camps this summer for children in grades 3 to 6. The camps will be July 16-20 at Glouster Community Park and August 6-10 at Altheirs Park in Corning, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-off will begin at 8:30 a.m., and breakfast will be served until 9 a.m.

The camps will introduce children to water quality issues, including pollution and animal and plant life. Activities will include: canoe floats, water testing, hikes, plant identification, arts and crafts and a animal display by Hocking College. Instructors at the camps are staff members of the Sunday Creek Watershed Group, the Ohio State Department of Natural Resources, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Registration has begun for the camps. Cost of the camp is $30 for all five days, which includes transportation and lunches and snacks. Scholarships may be available. For more information, call Emily at 740-767-2225 or email emily@sundaycreek.org.

Retreat on Rural Renewal and Annual Meeting
Submitted by Chris Tomazic, AmeriCorps*VISTA for Media

On Saturday, June 16, Rural Action will host the Retreat on Rural Renewal, a brainstorming and planning session for the next decade of Rural Action's work. The retreat will take place at Trimble High School in Glouster. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. the retreat begins. A community visioning activity will lead into small group sessions. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Rural Action's Annual Meeting will also take place during lunch. Board members will be elected and recipients of the Sustainability Awards will be recognized.

Please note that the day will end at 2 p.m. rather than 5 p.m. as previously advertised.

For directions and more information, or to register, visit ruralrenewal.blogspot.com or call Sara at 740-767-4938.

Calendar of Events

06/14 - SCWG, Equestrian Training, 6:30 to 9 p.m., OSU Extension in Athens, $10 fee, contact Emily Boyer at 740-767-2225 or emily@sundaycreek.org

06/16 - clean up the Muskingum River with River Sweep 2007. 9 a.m. to noon. This year we will be at three separate locations: Devola Dam (east side), Beverly Lock 4 and Stockport Dam (Mill side). You'll get a free T-shirt and small ice cream for participating. Call the Friends of the Lower Muskingum River at (740) 374-4170 to volunteer.

06/16 - SCWG, Equestrian Training, noon to 4 p.m., Windy Hills Farm (14236 State Route 550, across Milliron Clinic), contact Emily Boyer at 740-767-2225 or emily@sundaycreek.org

06/16 - Rural Action Conference on Rural Renewal and Annual Meeting, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Trimble High School in Glouster. Join us for a community conversation about the future of Appalachian Ohio. The Conference is free but registration is limited to 150 people, so reserve your place today. The Rural Action Annual Meeting will also take place that day, during a short business lunch. You can register using our easy sign-up form here: http://ruralrenewal.blogspot.com/2007/01/conference-on-rural-renewal.html

06/18 to 06/20 - Friends of the Lower Muskingum River Watershed Daycamp, Lowell, OH. Call the Friends of the Lower Muskingum River office at 740-374-4170 for more info.

06/18 to 06/22 - MCRP Daycamp, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (drop-off begins at 8 a.m.), 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 Matt Miller at (740) 394-2047 for information.

06/19 - Huff Run Watershed Restoration Parnetship Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Huff Run Office in Mineral City

06/19 - Volunteer Action, Robert Whealey, journalist and historian, WATH 970AM, 10:06am-10:36am

06/23 - Friends of the Lower Muskingum River day hike/water quality workshop on the Buckeye Trail in AEP's ReCreation Land (part of the ABC's of Water Quality workshop series), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will learn Habitat Assessment, Biological Sampling and Chemical Monitoring. Call Kristyn at FLMR at 740-374-4170 for details.

06/24 - Environmental Explorers meeting, noon to 3 p.m., Huff Run Office in Mineral City, contact Michelle Shively at 330-859-1050 for more info.

06/26 - Volunteer Action, My Sister's Place (women's shelter), WATH 970AM, 10:06am-10:36am

06/27 - Sunday Creek Watershed Group Meeting, 6:40 potluck, 7 p.m. presentation, Sunday Creek Office in Glouster. Ann Kramer of the Wayne National Forest will present about the underground railroad. For more info contact Emily Boyer at 740-767-2225 or emily@sundaycreek.org

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