Sun 8 Sep 2013
Judy Robinson writes:
It is hard to believe that our summer has come to an end, but we in Ohio are blessed as we have a beautiful Fall to enjoy. September is our next to last Cleanup of the year; October will be the final one or “putting the ravine to bed for the winter”. Supplies and sign up forms will be at Overbrook & High; Overbrook & Canyon; Overbrook & Yaronia; Overbrook & Indianola. If you cannot work with us on the set Saturday any time that you can aid in the removal of trash and invasives to maintain the beauty of our ravine is greatly appreciated. Be sure to report your work time and trash collected to me for our records.
For those that are new to our area, Adena Brook Community was founded in 2002 by Susan Michael Barrett who had a passion for maintaining the bio-diversity of our unique ravine parkland and educating and involving others. She laid the groundwork for our “community” and its goals, and when she moved to Texas in 2009 it took a TEAM to do what she had been doing. Bob and I became the Lead Team for the Clean Up Saturdays. This we have done for the past 4 years, but are not able to continue after this season. We will remain active on the “team” and help with its goals, as it was I who grew up exploring the ravine, spending hours skipping stones in the stream, and crossing the fallen tree bridges; we brought our children to the ravines and now, our grandchildren love going on “hikes” with Grandpa into its depths. We are dedicated to maintaining the health and beauty of the Adena Brook Community. With that being said, we do need more people to step forward and be a physical part of the work that is so necessary to keep the tons of litter out of the stream bed which causes visual and health pollution to our area and the constant need to rid of the invasives, so that the carpet of Bluebells and other natives can prevail each Spring and all season long (in 2002, there were no Bluebells to be seen). The Lead Team meets once a year in the winter to plan for the coming season, and we usually have 8 Cleanups. Volunteering out in nature is the best…and then, savoring the resulting beauty is a more than just reward. For more information regarding, an interest in joining, please contact me or Ann Florentine (annflorentine(at)gmail.com).
We hope that you accept our invitation to join us.