Hello, Everyone! What an autumn, huh?
Seventeen people gathered round the fire pit for an evening of acquaintance-making and sharing good food. Two couples new to the group joined our merry tribe and bring with them varied experience and interests. All four of these folks will be positive additions.
With each introduction and personal restoration journey shared, we learned more about each other and found many "small world" connections. The potential for impact from this group of people is constantly growing as the synergy mounts. It's exciting!
Nov. 22, 10 am, the group will join Steve Pearson, biologist from Madison Co. Conservation Board. Steve will lead a hike to talk about and showcase the management plans for the largest contiguous woodland in Madison Co. Having this protected area is one reason that SIOSA is interested in working with and funding projects in Madison Co. The area is part of the designated bird habitat (bird conservation areas) that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service now uses to prioritize restoration project funding. Visit this link for further information from our joint August meeting between For Lands Sake! and SIOSA.
SIOSA Summer Newsletter
Dec. 4, 8:30-4:00, Trees Forever Conference, Cedar Rapids Country Club, "PLACEMAKING: Love Where You Live"
12:30 keynote address by Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home and Creating Living Landscapes.
Register at treesforever.org/Leaflet