Thursday, September 18, 2008

Upcoming Events

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Friday, September 19

The National Network of Forest Practitioners (NNFP) will celebrate the one-year anniversary of their Grand Opening in Appalachian Ohio at Stuart’s Opera House. At the celebration Randall Hunt, the State Director of the USDA Rural Development office in Ohio, will present NNFP with a $200,000 check to launch their cooperative support program. NNFP will also give attendees a sneak preview of their upcoming photography display “People and the Land.”

The event will begin at 3 PM, with light refreshments provided. For more information, contact Scott Bagley (740.593.8733) or email him at scott@nnfp.org.

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Wednesday, September 24

The Sunday Creek Watershed Group will be holding its monthly Public Meeting this evening – beginning with a potluck dinner and concluding with a presentation from Coordinator Kaabe Shaw and VISTA Emily Boyer on the Trimble School Land Lab.

For more information, contact Kaabe (740.767.2225).

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Thursday, September 25

The Southeast Ohio Tree Care Conference will be taking place in Athens on September 25 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resouces office, located at 360 East State Street. The conference will discuss many different issues of forestry and arboriculture, including many issues of urban renewal.

The registration deadline is September 19. For registration information or other questions, contact Ann Bonner (740.589.9910).

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Saturday, October 4

Green Energy Ohio, Dovetail Solar and Wind, and Third Sun Solar and Wind Power will be hosting the Fall Solar Tour in Southeast Ohio as part of a statewide program to highlight renewable energy solutions in Ohio. The tour will showcase many sites in the Athens and Amesville areas, including businesses, offices, and homes, that have incorporated energy efficiency and alternative energy sources into their design. The tour will take place between approximately 1 PM and 5:45 PM, with limited amount of transportation available to registered attendees.

To pre-register, or for more information, please contact Michelle Greenfield (740.597.3111).

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Saturday, October 18

The Roots of Appalachia Growers Association will be hosting their fall field day in Chillicothe on October 18th. It will be held at the residence of Katherine Parks, and there will also be a tour of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. Call Heather or Tanner (740.767.4938), or email Tanner (tanner@ruralaction.org) for more details.

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Saturday, October 25

The Federal Valley Watershed Group and Sustainable Forestry will host a tour on Stream Side Buffers on September 20. The tour will focus on the economic and environmental benefits of such buffers, and will include talks from guest speakers. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

For more information, contact Chris (740.767.4938).

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FESTIVALWATCH:
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Reclaim Music Festival: September 27

Location: Meigs County

Website: http://www.reclaimmusicfestival.com/

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Great Outdoor Adventure: September 26 – 28

Location: Hocking College

Website: http://www.hocking.edu/goa/

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