November 10, 2012 – a Beautiful Sunny Fall Day. 26 Girl Scouts and parents joined us at Tanoma to make tie-dyed t-shirts and create an eco-art project, part of a Journey to a GS badge. The girls paired up or worked independently to create a piece of amazing art out of nature and then it was given back to nature for all to enjoy. T-shirt were dyed and we finished up the day with a nature poem. It was a great day!
We have homemade cat and dog treats, handmade swags/garland made tiles, donated pottery from local artists, our comforting corn heaters, eye pillows, delicious chocolate, iron oxide chalk, lighted bottles and window blocks, iron oxide tie-dye t-shirts, wooden boot jacks, and more. How can you buy some of unique items???
- · See us at the Mall near Bon Ton on Dec 1st
- · Visit the UU Christmas Bazar on Twolick Drive on Dec 1st
- · Visit the IUP pottery sale at Robertshaw on Nov 30th and Dec 1st
- · Go to our web site marketplace to order a gift
- · Call us at 724-3494333
- Volunteers needed! We need help in manning our sales tables on the above dates. If you have a few hours free time and can help out please give us a call at 724-349-4333 or send us an e-mail.
- We continue to work on our Colcom and Growing Greener Grants. We are purchasing and installing data loggers to monitor water quality around our county.
- We received a $500 grant from Wal-Mart to purchase a self-propelled rechargeable lawn mower, extra battery and rechargeable weed eater for maintenance at Tanoma. These will be recharged with our solar and wind po wer!
- More good news is that Megan Baskerville was instrumental in getting a WREN grant* for $300 for a much-needed generator to fix the water turbine at Tanoma. *The WREN grant is from the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund through a Section 319 federal Clean Water Act grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Find out more about us by watching our brand new videos. Our videos were created by Shannon Cole as a IUP class project through Dr. Azad Ali. We appreciate his support and all her work on this project!
July, 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 August 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 - June, 2013 – 1005 Oak Street, Indiana, PA – second floor - 7:00 pm.
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!
The Evergreen Conservancy in conjunction with the Indiana Arts Council invites you to use recovered iron oxide in your art for a joint fundraiser in the fall of 2012! Our project was so successful in 2011 we wanted to try it again this year and welcome artists who created art last year as well as new artists who would like to try something different. You made it happen last year and we really appreciated your involvement! This partnership intended to raise awareness and funds for the environment through recycled art. Evergreen will supply artists with free bags of our natural pigment. This year we also have powdered manganese donated by Clean Creek Products (www.cleancreek.org), a division of Stream Restoration Inc. (PA nonprofit organization), for you to try incorporating into your art. The manganese is another natural pigment recovered from abandoned coal mine drainage, with a black hue. Artists are encouraged to donate one piece of artwork to Evergreen created with the iron and/or manganese. The artist will be able to set a minimum bid price for their art work which will go to the artist. Any additional amount for the bid over the set price will be donated to Evergreen Conservancy. You can also opt to donate the piece outright. We would like the art pieces no later than October 31, 2012. They will be on display at a location in downtown Indiana during the month of November. People will be able to bid on the art through November and we will take final bids on the donated pieces during the annual Arts Council meeting in December 2012. Your involvement goes further than simple financial support – you’ll be helping keep streams clean and making art accessible to everyone throughout Indiana County!