I am writing to you on Arbor Day – I hope you all, like me, are planting or planning plantings today! And I hope you all read the op-ed column in Cleveland.com from Clem Hamilton, Director of the Holden Arboretum and CBG, about restoring the tree canopy in “the Forest City”. In case you didn’t know before, Cleveland is not “The Big Apple” or “The City of Angels” or even “The City of Brotherly Love”. Cleveland’s nickname is “The Forest City”, but in recent decades we have lost almost all of the forests in the city and near suburbs. Our tree canopy has shrunk drastically, and we all suffer as a result.
We are most grateful for this unique opportunity to visit these special gardens on June 9, 2016. Please join us and make a day of it! Organize a carpool, enjoy a spot of lunch at Sara’s Place (reserve ahead of time), and come prepared for the weather. Guests are welcome!
Questions and RSVP: Anne Higerd- firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-751-1815 or Jennifer Langston – JenBLangston@Icloud.com or 216-417-3048
Capturing Nature’s Wonders….A full day class plus evening field trip on how to take outdoor photography to the next level. Intensive classroom preparation and ‘real time’ instruction in the field is planned to learn simple steps that make the difference between ordinary snapshots and extraordinary photos.
Wetlands provide countless ecosystem services to local ecology and wildlife. This workshop will teach you about these fascinating habitats, the plants and wildlife that depend upon them! Learn how to manage wetland water levels, identify and manage invasive wetland plants. During an afternoon field walk, we’ll discuss management tips and search a vernal pool for salamanders and egg masses.
This year's conference take home messages were: Clean Water, Clean Air, Climate Change, and our beloved National Parks celebration and protection, Preservation of Native Plants, Sustainable Agriculture, Seed Diversity, Food Security and environmentally Responsible Transportation Legislation.