The City of Green is hosting a Wetland Education Forum on November 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Green City Council Chambers
Green, OH – The City of Green is hosting a Wetland Education Forum for residents interested in learning more about the Steese Road Wetland and how wetlands are important to the City’s storm water infrastructure and water quality on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1755 Town Park Boulevard.
The education forum will begin with a brief presentation by each of the panelists – Paul Pickett, city engineer; Chrissy Lingenfelter, city planner; Paula Warner, science curriculum coordinator for Green Local Schools; and Kyle Lukes, landscape architect from Environmental Design Group – followed by questions and answers about wetlands and their importance in our community. The topics covered will include how wetlands solve storm water problems and affect water quality and how our schools are using the Steese Road Wetland as a living classroom to teach ecology and environmental lessons.
The hour-long forum will end with the announcement of the new name for the Steese Road Wetland. Students at the Intermediate and Middle Schools were charged with naming the wetland and the winner of the naming contest and the name will be announced.
In the city of Green, there are many naturally occurring wetlands. The City has, however, been instrumental in creating two educational wetlands, the Boettler Park wetland and the Steese Road Wetland, which allows residents to walk around them, explore and enjoy the plant and wildlife, and watch a natural eco-system at work.
The education forum is free to attend and open to all.
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