|Awesome First Year!
Trails, programs, conferences, mobile lab and more! Read about all the accomplishment of GreenAllies and the Althouse Arboretum in their first year! Tori Bateman, one of our college interns, put together this entertaining and educational report. As you read it see if your name or picture is in it!
Friends of the Arboretum
Monday, February 22, 7pm
2019 Mimosa Lane, Pottstown
(around the corner from the Arboretum, off Snyder Road)
Join us! All invited! Find out what’s happening, student projects, new opportunities and more! We are a group of interested friends, neighbors, and students who come together once per season to learn, exchange ideas, and discuss possibilities for enriching the Arboretum experience for the community.
We have some new ideas we’d like to share. Hope you can come!
(Here’s more about the Friends)
Programs are Up!
We’ve posted our programs for the coming year. There are children’s programs and adult and family programs. Some details will be added as we go and we’ll keep you posted on the website, on Facebook and in this newsletter.
Native Plant Business
Area high school students are invited to attend a three month class starting February 24th on growing and selling native plants. Here’s more information.
In the News
Ken Hamilton was awarded the prestigious Schuykill Highlands 2015 Trails and best Practices Award at their annual awards meeting. See more here.
Know a high school or college student interested in the environment and sustainability? Send them this link to the Green Allies College Campus Conference. Last year’s conference was highly rated by all and this year’s is looking even better
Ken Hamilton, Executive Director, Green Allies, Director, Althouse Arboretum
Nancy Baker, Community Coordinator, Althouse Arboretum
Through cross-easement agreements with Upper Pottsgrove Township, the parcel purchased by the Township will be used as an environmental education center, complete with trails, outdoor classrooms and nature education sites managed and run by GreenAllies with no cost to the Township. All programs, activities, trail work and more is done by Green Allies with input from local students and community members. The Alliance is solely funded by grants and donations. More information is available here
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