Monday, September 12, 2011

Lytle Creek Day 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011 we will once again celebrate the special natural resource we have here in our own backyard - Lytle Creek. We will celebrate with a luncheon event at the Lytle Creek Pavilion on Davids Drive.

Thanks to a very generous donation, a "buy local" lunch will be provided to the first 100 registrations who wish to help us celebrate this special day. As part of the local Green Alliance, the Lytle Creek League of Conservators invites you to celebrate our ongoing efforts and recent accomplishments in developing the greenway and turning it into an even more special recreational and educational asset.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Please join us as we both celebrate what we have accomplished and look forward to the future.

Prior to the lunch, local bird enthusiast Bob Powell will lead a walk along the 4-C Bicentennial Trail to look for resident birds and possible fall migrants. There are actually more birds around in the fall than at any other time of the year; however, they lack their bright breeding plumages and aren't singing as much. Meet at the YMCA parking lot at 8 a.m. and bring a pair of binoculars. Children from 11 up are welcome. Participants will walk about 1 1/2 miles over fairly flat terrain through a variety of habitats.

Chris Hodgson, retired arborist, will lead a tree identification walk through the beautiful Wilmington College campus. The walk will begin at 10 a.m in the Hermann Court/YMCA parking lot. Chris will share her knowledge about the remarkable and wide diversity of tree species on the campus - some specimens are nearly 200 years old.

Here are three great reasons to join us...

Reason 1: We will honor two very special people for their contributions to the local environment and specifically the Lytle Creek Greenway - Christine Hodgson, retired forester and Wilmington Tree Commissioner and Don Troike, a longtime Wilmington College professor and proponent of the greenway and Clinton County's trails.

Reason 2: There is such a thing as a free lunch and you are invited to join us and other individuals who care deeply about Clinton County's natural resources.

Reason 3: You will want to see the progress we have made in restoring the woodland area and our and butterfly garden in-progress. And ... there will be a surprise!

Please register early, as seating is limited. Register HERE or by calling Lori Williams at 725-3811.

Parking for the event will be across from the Lytle Creek Greenway pavilion on Davids Drive at the R&L facility.

The Lytle Creek League of Conservators is looking forward to seeing you October 1!