Summer 2006
Vol. 14 No. 2
"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them." - John Ruskin

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Nature Area Update

The Turtle

GINLC Involves Local Citizens in Water Monitoring

Happy Gardening

New Members Join the GINLC Board

Fundraiser Consultant Helps Steer Efforts

14th Annual Meeting Saturday, November 4 10AM

Did You Know?

Upcoming Events...

November 4
Annual Meeting
10:00AM - Noon
Centennial Farm

Nature Area Open
Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thursday 6PM - 8PM
through end of August then
Thursday 5PM - 7PM

Closed during inclement weather
Last Day Open - October 28

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The Turtle
by Marilyn Dexheimer

Sue Mesner is a frequent visitor to the Conservancy Nature Area. She usually brings her two grandchildren, Justice and Gia. Recently, while driving down East River Road. Sue and her grandkids spotted a turtle trying to cross the road. Now East River Road is a busy road and I have seen the proof while walking that turtles frequently don't make it to the other side. This turtle was one of the lucky ones. Sue stopped the car, got out, picked up the turtle, put in the car and drove to the Nature Area where Ingo and I were hosts. After pictures were taken. the turtle was released and swam happily away in Quarry Pond. What a way to instill a love of nature in kids by doing instead of talking about it! By the way, the turtle was a snapping turtle.