Upcoming Portage Trail Group Meetings

More than Honey Bees: Causes and Consequences of Native Bee Losses
May 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

 We know that honey bees are having a rough time, but what about the hundreds of other bee species that are part of our natural environment? Bob Heath, a retired biology professor at Kent State, has been following the fortunes of bees for many years and works closely with the Ohio Bee Lab at Ohio State. He will report on the situation today, and the likely results if current trends continue. Bring your questions about the bees in your neighborhood.

Electric  and Plug-Ins: Another Look
June 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

The number of electric and plug-in automobiles continues to grow by leaps and bounds as the technology improves and people focus on the catastrophic implications of a fosssil fuel dependent future. Here’s another opportunity  to see what’s available, kick the tires, and talk to owners. We celebrate a technology that promises better and cheaper and infinitely cleaner transportation and is a key to breaking our addiction to fossil fuels.

Summer Is Picnic Time!
July 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Richfield Heritage Preserve
Richfield Township

Kick back and relax with PTG friends and acquaintances at our annual summer picnic. This year we’ll be at the  High Lea Shelter at Richfield Heritage Preserve, the old Girl Scount camp that is rapidly evolving into a major addition to Summit County’s impressive roster of public parks. Enter the park at the Oviatt Road Summer Barn entrance and park at the Summer Barn. The shelter is a short walk from there. Bring  a salad or dessert to share, plus your table setting and a folding chair.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Here’s a great opportunity for alert, wide-awake, energetic, and committed environmentalists!

Akron Peninsula Road Cleanup. Picking up trash along two miles of Akron Peninsula Road in the CVNP is a long-standing PTG responsibility. We do it three or four times per  year on Saturday mornings. It takes at most two hours. A nice walk if nothing else. If you can help out, call or email Dan Nelson, 330-666-4246 or DMNelson@roadrunner.com


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