Going Green in the Neighborhood

Hope you can stop by to hear a talk by my husband, Pete Kovarik, on how our Arboretum got started…I still can’t believe how far we’ve come!

February 09, 2013 (Sat)
Going Green in the Neighborhood: Peter Kovarik, Ph.D.
The Story of the Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum
10 am Whetstone Branch Library
Location: 3909 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214, 614-645-2275

Peter Kovarik, biologist and community environmentalist came into the Crestview neighborhood of Columbus looking to bring nature home. He found an existing network of like-minded neighbors interested in creating a place for the natural, native world in the city parks, ravines and on the streets of the district. Come here when it all started, what projects acted as stepping stones to community involvement and how it is leading to a greener, healthier neighborhood for everyone. Peter is an entymologist and researcher. He teaches biology at Columbus State Community College.

pete as a wet rat

That’s Pete on the left, looking soggy but dapper on a mountain somewhere in a jungle/rain forest in Belize. He was collecting insects with John Shuey, on the right. It’s one of my favorite pictures of Pete!

Until next time!


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