Dark Waters

Fellow member Ralph Filaseta strongly recommends all environmentalists should go see this movie. Here’s the trailer->Dark Waters.

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Annual Earth Day Banquet

The Portage Trail Group’s 24th annual Earth Day awards banquet will be Saturday March 21, 2020 at the Mustard Seed Cafe in Montrose, 3885 W. Market, Fairlawn, starting at 6:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity to support the conservation programs of the Sierra Club, meet old friends, and enjoy a delicious dinner of organically grown foods.

This year’s special honoree is Tom Dayton, whose prominent local nursery business incorporates environmentally friendly building features, including large solar arrays, recycled rain water, and a green roof. Another part of the evening’s festivities will be our auction of items, activities, and services donated by nearby businesses, institutions, and individuals.

Use the order form below (or here) to purchase tickets for the dinner or to make a cash donation. To donate an item or service for the auction contact Neil Broida at Mayatux, phone 330-869-9604.

Tickets for the 24th annual Earth Day banquet:



City______________________________________ State____________________Zip______________

______ Student tickets @ $50 each ______________________________

______ Friends of PTG @ $75 each ______________________________

_______ Patron tickets @ $125 each _______________________________

_______ I cannot attend but want to make a donation to the Seiberling Scholarship fund at the CVNP Environmental Education Center

Total Amount Enclosed: $ ____________

Please make checks payable to: PTG Sierra Club (Sorry, no credit cards) Send check or money order with this form to PTG Earth Day Banquet, 2929 West Market St., Akron OH 44333

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Upcoming Portage Trail Group Meetings

Composting Food Waste, An Environmental Frontier
January 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

Ben McMillan, who heads Rubber City Reuse, will bring us up-to-date on his efforts to address a long neglected environmental problem, the colossal amounts of human foods that end up in landfills due to spoilage, poor organization and waste (including the veggies you left on your plate at the local hash house). There must be a better way of dealing with leftovers and Ben thinks he has found it.

Conserving Our Landscape
February 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

Tom Dayton, proprietor of Dayton Nurseries in Norton, Ohio, and 2020 Seiberling Achievement Award winner, will discuss his approach to environmental sustainability and how we can increase biological diversity in our own backyards. Having introduced a variety of environmentally friendly features in his business, he is eager to spread the word that ecological sustainability and commercial success are complementary, not conflicting, objectives.

My Biggest Year”
March 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
2200 Morewood Rd., Fairlawn

Joe Blanda will discuss his “biggest year” as a bird watcher who is also interested in context – the “forest” as well as the “trees”(or in this case “birds”). Our most popular hobby, bird watching can be a great way to gain a better understanding of the dynamic character of our natural environment. Joe will provide a host of examples.

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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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