Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lytle Creek Day 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012 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.

Chris Hodgson, Wilmington Tree Commission member, will lead a tree identification walk through the beautiful Wilmington College Frank Hazard Arboretum on the 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.

This year we will be honoring two local "green" enthusiasts who are known for their boundless energy and seemingly endless ideas.

Laura Curliss is the co-founder of Clinton County Open Lands, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust working to permanently preserve farmland, natural areas and waterways in Clinton County. CCOL has protected 284 acres through conservation easements or fee ownership. 2.4 acres of protected woods are in the Lytle Creek watershed. Clinton County Open Lands was founded in 2004 as a Leadership Clinton project. Laura is the past Executive Assistant to Mayor Raizk of Wilmington. She is a board member of the Clinton County Trails Coalition and has served on several other community-minded boards. The combination of her legal training, intellect and love of the outdoors has made her a valuable asset to the community. She has recently accepted the Village Administrator's position in Yellow Springs, but we trust she will never lose her ties to Clinton County. 

Dori Sabino, known as the master master gardener to her admirers, has been a key force behind the local No Child Left Indoors effort, as well as the planning and planting of many of the beautiful things along the greenway. One of her most recent accomplishments is the design and execution of the bioswale adjacent to the Luther Warren Peace Path near Nelson Avenue. You will also soon see her design work near the pavilion, in the function of a stormwater mitigation and aesthetic feature. Her vision, design skill and ability to get things done are remarkable and are matched only by her desire to educate children and adults about the natural world.
Please join us as we celebrate our natural heritage in the form of Lytle Creek and honor two outstanding women.

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 6!