Fri 19 Jun 2009
Hi Friends and Neighbors–
This is my last email to the group, though I will eagerly remain aware of the Adena Brook Community neighborhood as I join the email list like you! From now on, send your information and messages to Derek Hansford at firstname.lastname@example.org. I visited with Derek and Ann in their home last week. Derek showed me pictures he’d taken of owl, hawk, salamander, a variety of squirrel and various native wildflowers and trees during the different seasons! Derek and Ann volunteer time to invasive removal on the Indianola side of Overbrook.
A few things:
Book mark the Adena Brook Community website for current information.
WHO WILL SEND EMAIL
Two people have the list of email addresses:
 Derek Hansford, new leader of Adena Brook Community and the core team, will send periodic emails about ravine issues and news.
 Judy Robinson will send a monthly clean up reminder.
KEY CHORES – WHO IS DOING WHAT?
A few neighbors ask for an explanation of the work neighbors have committed to do. Here’s a summary, though this group of people may gather and decide to expand or edit this list of things to do.
Derek Hansford: coordinates work and decisions of the core team (street representatives); information from neighbors and mentors about Adena Brook Community is sent to Derek; communicates with mentors and key City contacts
Ann Florentine: oversees financials in conjunction with Clintonville Beechwold Community Resources Center
Nan Platt: sends donor acknowledgment letters along with tax exemption receipt
Judy and Bob Robinson: monthly clean ups; put out supplies and signs, report bags to Keep Columbus Beautiful, report hauling to Jim Roberts, Watershed Organic Lawn Care. This is the backbone work of Adena Brook Community.
Kenn Cahill: ongoing honeysuckle removal and reports where work is needed
Greg Cunningham: maintenance of 62 nesting houses.
Steve and Georgia Blum-Herminghausen, Ellen Hoover: maintenance of the website
Greg Schneider: oversee Adena Brook Rain Garden
Carters: maintain Cooke Road exit area
Kip Patterson: holds maps of water and sewer lines; is go-to person for CIP questions.
Mentors: post news related to Adena Brook Community conservation issues on the group website
Street reps: post news related to Adena Brook Community conservation issues on the group website. Read list of street reps here: http://adenabrook.org/mission.html
These groups have permits to pick up litter on parkland in our neighborhood: Will Wreiss, science teacher, Bishop Watterson (invasive removal also); Todd Burger, teacher at Graham School (invasive removal also); Carly Pugh, student intern at Graham School (garlic mustard and degirdling also); Anne Wang, Asia Youth Group (ASPI building).
BEUTER RAIN GARDEN – ENDANGERED MEDICINAL PLANT RAIN GARDEN
Jim Roberts of Watershed Organic Lawn Care will install an endangered species medicinal rain garden at Jeff and Phyllis Beuter’s home, 600 Glenmont Avenue. The planting was scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 20. Because of the rain, drop by between 10 – 1 NEXT Saturday, June 27th. I began a health and wellness business about a year and a half ago. I use profits on products to fund model rain gardens in the neighborhood. This is one of them. Another will be installed at Denise and Michael Brenner’s home. If you’re interested in supporting these clean water projects, check out my website: http://www.shaklee.net/susanmichaelbarrett. I’ll continue to raise funds for two more Columbus rain gardens to be installed next year.
ADENA BROOK RAIN GARDEN
If you want to learn more about the native plants in our area and those in natural areas, find Greg Schneider at the rain garden on second Saturdays and also randomly during the month. The rain garden is thriving with some unusual and intriguing native species.
VIC MAGARY AND METRO MARTIAL ARTS
Vic sent a video of Metro Martial Arts families participating in the June Riverpride clean up. 68 people volunteered! View it here:
View it here:
Mark your calendar now to join Vic’s famlies and our group for the June second Saturday cleanup in 2010. Through Metro Martial Arts, Vic teaches wellness, character strength, civic responsibility and sows seeds of philanthropy as part of his program. This is one of my favorite events of the year and favorite companies. I nominated Metro Martial Arts for Clintonville Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year. He didn’t win this year, maybe next year! This is certain: his company is highly respected by Clintonville families.
A GRAND NEIGHBORHOOD
Some of you already know that our home went into contract the second day on the market at full price! THAT is a sign of a great neighborhood (and thank you ReMax realtor Missy Ellis!) Go Adena Brook! We begin our “happy trails” adventure on July 30. Movers here on July 6th.
I think that’s everything.