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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Above Our Heads, Below Our Feet mini-symposium (Putting the U in Urban Watershed Stewardship Series)

The natural landscape is degraded in our heavily developed area. Learn how our trees above and soil below improve our water quality, our urban landscape, our quality of life. Become a savvy ?middle manager? with top-down and bottom-up management of storm water runoff. Be a steward of our precious resources and contribute to a healthier watershed ? starting in your own yard!

  • Trees ? Green Infrastructure Garrett Ormiston, GIS & Stewardship Specialist, Natural Areas Division, Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryOur tree canopy?a natural system with water, air, and energy benefits plus economic and aesthetic value too! Find out how our urban forest functions and how careful selection and placement of trees minimize maintenance and maximize benefit.
  • Urban Soils and Water Quality ? Conservation From the Ground Up Todd Houser, Storm Water Program Manager, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation DistrictOur urban soil is "disturbed." Get the dirt on our dirt?its composition and structure and how we can replenish it. Learn about composting and worms and how it all works together to form a good rich soil with restored function as brown infrastructure.
  • Making the Connection: Water, Trees, and Dirt Linda Mayer-Mack, Environmental Education Specialist, Watershed Programs Dept., Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer DistrictWe have an opportunity to improve the ecological integrity of our region. Discover how each of us has a real and an important role in the big picture!
6:00 pm Registration, pasta dinner, exhibits & networking6:30 pm Welcome & program 8:30 pm Closing remarks & evaluationFree and open to the public.Please register by email to bcnaturalists@gmail.com or by calling Gloria Ferris at 216-351-0254.Deadline is March 23rd.Event partners/sponsors:Friends of Big Creek | Brooklyn Centre Naturalists | Cleveland Metroparks | Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer DistrictDownload flyer pdf: http://friendsofbigcreek.org/puuws/2012/puuws2012.pdfThe natural landscape is degraded in our heavily developed area. Learn how our trees above and soil below improve our water quality, our urban landscape, our quality of life. Become a savvy ?middle manager? with top-down and bottom-up management of storm water runoff. Be a steward of our precious resources and contribute to a healthier watershed ? starting in your own yard!
  • Trees ? Green Infrastructure Garrett Ormiston, GIS & Stewardship Specialist, Natural Areas Division, Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryOur tree canopy?a natural system with water, air, and energy benefits plus economic and aesthetic value too! Find out how our urban forest functions and how careful selection and placement of trees minimize maintenance and maximize benefit.
  • Urban Soils and Water Quality ? Conservation From the Ground Up Todd Houser, Storm Water Program Manager, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation DistrictOur urban soil is "disturbed." Get the dirt on our dirt?its composition and structure and how we can replenish it. Learn about composting and worms and how it all works together to form a good rich soil with restored function as brown infrastructure.
  • Making the Connection: Water, Trees, and Dirt Linda Mayer-Mack, Environmental Education Specialist, Watershed Programs Dept., Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer DistrictWe have an opportunity to improve the ecological integrity of our region. Discover how each of us has a real and an important role in the big picture!
6:00 pm Registration, pasta dinner, exhibits & networking6:30 pm Welcome & program 8:30 pm Closing remarks & evaluationFree and open to the public.Please register by email to bcnaturalists@gmail.com or by calling Gloria Ferris at 216-351-0254.Deadline is March 23rd.Event partners/sponsors:Friends of Big Creek | Brooklyn Centre Naturalists | Cleveland Metroparks | Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer DistrictDownload flyer pdf: http://friendsofbigcreek.org/puuws/2012/puuws2012.pdf

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