Earth Calendar for August 8th and August 9th

Aug 8, 2012

On September 12th, Dater Montessori will install a Wetland in their Nature Center on the school grounds. Experts from Illinois Natural History Survey, U.S. Forest Service, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, and Cincinnati Nature Center will be on hand throughout the day at Dater (8 am - 4:30 pm) for the excavation and construction.  Over the past century, Wetlands were drained as their vital role in ecologic balance and environmental service was not understood. Only 5% of the original Wetlands remain in Ohio. Wetlands Restoration is important for

  • increasing wildlife biodiversity
  • control of insect pests (which flourish in the absence of predators)
  • decreasing stormwater run off
  • preventing soil erosion
  • improving ground and surface water quality
  • beautification
  • decreasing maintenance costs
  • education
  • future generations

It's time to give back!  This project will lead Dater and Cincinnati into the 21st century of Natural Habitat Restoration. Please join us. Supporters are needed to help with the physical and financial demands of this project. Call (513) 675-2059 for more information and to get involved.

On Our Calendar:  Music in the Woods!You are invited to Imago's annual end of summer celebration. An outdoor magical musical party, accompanied by great food, tasty beverages, a uniquely Imago silent auction, and a field full of friends! Evening Music by Jake Speed and the Freddies, The Tillers, Red Cedars and Wild Carrot. Afternoon Family Entertainment includes Nature Hikes, Games, and Arts made from Natural and Recycled Materials.  September 8th, 2:00 pm. All proceeds benefit Imago's education programs. To purchase discounted prepay tickets or for more information about the event visit their website.  Imago, 700 Enright Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205