Land & Environmental Section :: Page 13

  • Recycling grows at Rumpke

    Pure glass at the end of Rumpke's recycling process. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    Several Village Environmental Commission members paid a visit to several Rumpke sites last month, including the recycling center in Dayton, to get an update on what happens to the waste and recycling materials that get collected curbside in Yellow Springs. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

  • Land trust garners praise

    Tecumseh Land Trust’s Associate Director, Michele Burns, met with federal Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program Director Mark Rose, left, and Matt Harbage, the program’s state manager. TLT received more funds from the federal agency in 2010 than any other land trust in the state. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    The director of the largest federal funding source for farmland preservation stopped in Yellow Springs last week to visit Ohio’s top recipient of federal funding, the Tecumseh Land Trust, which he praised as one of the nation’s top land trusts.

  • TLT’s Magaw honored as Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture

    Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw accepts her award as an Ambassador to Ohio agriculture from Robert Biggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture at the 11th Annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit last week in Columbus. (Submitted Photo)

    At the Ohio Annual Farmland Preservation Summit last Thursday, Nov. 18, the Tecumseh Land Trust’s executive director Krista Magaw was named an Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture for her nearly 10 years as director of one of the state’s most successful land trusts.

  • Vectren grants $25,000 to Glen Helen Ecology Institute

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    Schoolchildren throughout the Miami Valley will have new opportunities to learn in Glen Helen, thanks to a partnership announced on Nov. 15 between Vectren and Antioch College.

  • Invasion of the tall tree snatchers

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    This month is the best time to get rid of the invasive honeysuckle throughout the village, when the shrub is at it’s most vulnerable period.

  • Northern bike trail to close

    As of Thursday, Nov. 18, the Little Miami Scenic Trail, also known as the bike path, will be closed north of Jackson Road indefinitely. The action was sparked by the Election Day failure of a .153-mill levy to raise funds for the Clark County Park District.

  • Green space funding approved

    At their Nov. 1 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved a motion to allocate a significant portion of Village estate tax revenues each year to the greenbelt fund, in order to provide regular funding for green space preservation.

  • Join Glen’s Honeysuckle Daze

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    Glen Helen calls for volunteers to help with this Saturday’s Honeysuckle Daze, a day to oust the invasive species that threatens to take over the preserve.

  • Energy Board recommends line-drying—A meditative, energy-saving habit

    Laura Ellison and her daughter, Alice Miller, strung their laundry across the living room of their Kurt Street home to dry by the heat of the family’s wood stove. They rarely use their mechanical dryer. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Laura Ellison, who has been air drying her laundry since she was 22, doesn’t see her energy-saving act as a sacrifice. Stringing clothes on lines that zigzag her living room in front of a wood stove is a relaxing, almost spiritual experience.

  • Why they’re dahlias, dahlink, dahlias

    A laciniated nenekazi dahlia blossomed in Dinah Anderson's garden on Orton Road. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    Several Yellow Springers devoted themselves to their dahlia patches this year and produced some breathtaking flowers. Even if these dahlias didn’t win ribbons, they certainly won hearts.

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