May 2nd, 2013. Board meetings are open to all – 1005 Oak Street, Indiana, PA – second floor – 7 pm. (note the change from Wednesday nights to Thursday nights for 2013)
Finance / Fundraising April 22, 2013 - 1005 Oak Street, Indiana, PA – second floor - 8:00 pm. We are in need of a board member who is interested in being our treasurer. PLEASE contact us if you are interested in filling this position. THANKS!
PR - April 22, 2013 – 1005 Oak Street, Indiana, PA – second floor - 7:00 pm.
TANOMA AMD WETLANDS
Come on out and Visit our Tanoma AMD Wetlands. Take a walk on our self guided ADA wetlands path. Learn about how a passive treatment system can clean 23 tons of iron out of Crooked Creek a year and enjoy the outdoors. Test your knowledge of plants and trees at the site. Stroll along our story book walk. Contact us if you want to schedule an environmental education porgram. See more about Tanoma.
Nominate someone for the “Evergreen Award” – nominations due soon!
On Tuesday, June 4th, we will host our Annual Membership Meeting/Picnic at Tanoma AMD Wetlands beginning at 5:30 with a potluck dinner.
After dinner, we will have a short meeting to elect board members and officers. We currently have a vacancy for treasurer (if you or anyone you know might be interested in this position, please let us know!). The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for members to renew their membership and for friends of Evergreen to join as new members. We will also be presenting the 2nd Annual Evergreen Award and recognizing our many volunteers.
Following the meeting, you will have the opportunity to tour the AMD treatment system at Tanoma and see the improvements we have made, including the recently installed aeration system.
Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and table service. Evergreen will supply hot dogs and drinks.
We hope to see you there!
Evergreen Conservancy is pleased to announce that we recently received a Western PA Environmental Award! We were one of 5 winners selected to receive the award, which includes a $5,000 donation. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Western PA Environmental Awards are presented annually to 5 organizations or individuals who have shown commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment. Evergreen was nominated for our water monitoring initiative and new partnership with Emergency Management.
Along with Evergreen, the 2013 winners include:
Shenango River Watchers, Inc.
Pennsylvania Senior Environmental Corps
Tyler Umstead & Lance Jubis
Beaver Valley Slag
We will be heading to Pittsburgh on May 23rd for the awards ceremony, and we would love for you to join us to celebrate! You can register online at www.pecpa.org/wpea or print out a registration form to mail in.
April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week! We’ve had a lot going on at Evergreen the past few weeks, and we wouldn’t be able to do it all without our wonderful volunteers!
On April 13th, 18 volunteers from Evergreen, Homer City, and IUP came out for our Hoodlebug Trail Clean Up. We collected 12 bags of trash in a short amount of time, thanks to all the helping hands!
On April 20th, volunteers from Circle K at IUP spent the day out at Tanoma for IUP’s Into the Streets. They braved the cold weather and occasional snow shower to help us get the aerator working and prepare the site for an Eagle Scout project. We also planted 20 trees donated by the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers.
Thank you so much to all of our volunteers! You hard work allows us to accomplish all that we do!
We were privileged to be given a $500 donation from Nature’s Way Market, 796 Highland Ave in Greensburg, PA. Nature’s Way choose Evergreen Conservancy for a 1% of the Planet Donation. We really appreciate their support. If you are in Greensburg – stop in and say Thanks!
Evergreen Award nominating form
Do you know someone who has shown leadership in the preservation and protection of the environment or natural resources? If so, consider nominating them for the Evergreen Award! We are once again taking nominations for individuals, groups, and businesses who have demonstrated grassroots environmental leadership in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:
-New or innovative technology to prevent harm to our environment
-Participation in activities that show a direct positive effect on our environment
-Participation in activities that resulted in the preservation of a historical, natural, or cultural resource
-Participation in activities of notable stewardship of the environment.
Nominees can be nominated by an individual or groups can self-nominate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-471-6020 for a nomination form. You can also print from the link above and send it in to PO Box 783, Indiana, PA 15701 Forms are due April 26th.