Wed March 14, 2012
Earth Calendar for March 14th and 15th
The third week in March is designated as National Poison Prevention Week to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. Every day, people can (and do) prevent poisonings. More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90% of those reported occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. In addition, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. National Poison Prevention Week is coordinated by the Poison Prevention Week Council, whose goal is to provide information about the events associated with National Poison Prevention Week, the steps you can take to help prevent poisonings and tips for promoting community involvement in poison prevention.
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On Saturday, March 24th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Whitetail Woods Preserve in Sayler Park, you can help clean up the Western Wildlife Corridor. Since 1992 the Western Wildlife Corridor has worked to preserve and restore the greenway corridor of wooded hillsides along the Ohio River, between the Mill Creek in downtown Cincinnati and the Great Miami River, which borders Indiana. Volunteers are needed to help clear this area of foreign, invasive plant species so the native plants and animals can thrive. Call (513) 922-2104 or email for more information.