Upcoming Portage Trail Group Meetings

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 roster of public parks. Enter the park at the Oviatt Road Summer Barn entrance and park at the Summer Barn (directions here). The shelter is a short walk from there. Bring  a salad or dessert to share, plus your table setting and a folding chair. There will be a hike around the property and expert insights into the history of the preserve.


The CVNP Environmental Education Center:  Activities and Prospects
August 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

For twenty years PTG has sought to affect the future of our area by supporting the Environmental Education Center at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park – an  innovative  program now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Katie Wright, the Center’s director, will discuss the center’s program, the scholarship program (which we help finance), and her new ideas, including career education and serrvice learning. This is your chance to gauge the return on our investment.

 

Composting Food Waste, An Environmental Frontier
September 17, 2019 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 environmtental 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.

 

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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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