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Earth Day Celebration, March 23

Please join us as we celebrate the Earth and raise money for environmental causes at our annual Earth Day auction and dinner on Saturday March 23 at 6 pm at Mustard Seed Market and Café in Montrose, 3885 West Market St.

Regular tickets are $75 per person and Patron tickets are $125 per person. All tickets include a delicious buffet dinner and dessert. A cash bar with beer and wine will also be available. Enjoy a drink as you look over the silent auction items (and hopefully bid on some of them!).

Our Earth Day special honoree this year is Tom James, the longtime director of the Medina County park system. The banquet will also feature the presentation of PTG’s annual gift to the Seiberling Scholarship Fund at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Environmental Education Center.

To purchase tickets and/or contribute an item to the auction, please contact Neal Broida at 330-869-9604.

So bring your checkbook and your appetite and celebrate with us on March 23. Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Portage Trail Group Meetings

Medina Parks: A Progress Report
January 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

 Tom James, the long time (and now recently retired) director of the Medina County park system, will discuss the past and future of parks in this critical part of our region. In at the beginning, he has presided over a dramatic expansion of the county’s parks and the many services they provide. Apart from contributing to the quality of life in Medina County, he has provided a model for other areas, some of which he now serves as a consultant. His critical role in the development of the region’s parks was instrumental in the ExCom’s selection of Tom for the 2019 Seiberling Achievement Award, which will be presented at the March Earth Day banquet.


Ohio and Ocean Preservation
February 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitartian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

We may live on the North Coast but we’re still pretty far from the nearest ocean. Yet oceans are almost as important to us as to, say,  Floridians. Here’s an easy way to find out why. Megan Pelligrino, our speaker is  operations manager of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, which has been funding water-related scientific research for decades. Megan will discuss the Ohio Ocean Foundation and its important work.


Really Ready for 100?
March 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

A year ago Jocelyn L. Travis told us about the Sierra  Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign and her role in persuading  Cleveland officials to make the city  carbon free by 2050.  She returns now to describe her progress, and how he campaign can be extended to other communities. Given the mess in Washington the grass roots approach may be our only hope. Join us for this report on her experiences.


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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


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