On Saturday, April 5, we are going to start to place the tree markers for our tree walks. Meet at the LOUA Kiosk at 10am if you want to help out.
And if you want to see just where those tree markers went…
We are having a Arboretum Guided Tour April 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Interested persons can meet at the LOUA Kiosk on E. Weber Rd. Join Ryan Stander on the 3/4-mile Indianola Walk. Here’s to hoping that by Sunday, spring will decide to be here in earnest!
The 13th annual Earth Day Clean-Up in Glen Echo Park will take place April 20, from 9am – 1pm. We’ll be picking up litter, removing invasive species, and planting trees. Gloves and boots recommended. Our worksite is a wooded area just west of the Indianola Bridge that spans Glen Echo Ravine. You can park either along Indianola Ave. near the bridge or on Olentangy St. between Indianola and Medary. If you enter the ravine at the Indianola Ave. Bridge, there is a stairway on the Northeast side of the bridge that leads down into the ravine. At the bottom of the stairs, head west (to your right) and right after you pass beneath the bridge, be on the lookout for a trail that passes through an open grassland and eventually enters the forested area where we will be working. If you plan to enter the worksite via Olenangy St. Alley, there is a path that enters the ravine about mid-way between the Parkview Condominiums and the Xenos School. There is a city park sign near the path entrance. You can register to volunteer here. Put LOUA in the search box to pull up the Glen Echo site.
Pete heard a wonderful story on NPR about a 350-year-old burr oak tree that was saved by the community around it. Check it out here.
Until next time!