CHEARS Co-sponsored Project "Adopts a Trail"
August 15, 2006
The CHEARS Mother Jones (James) Tutoring/Earth Squad project, partnering with Adelphi Quaker Earth Care Witness (QEW)has applied to and recived confirmation of adopting a 2-mile stretch of the Northwest Branch Trail a part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System under the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) Adopt a Trail Program. The trail will provide a focus for place-based education and for fun for the children in the Earth Squad and for ourselves. In addition to clean ups we hope to do some water quality monitoring and field observation of the trail and perhaps some native plant restoration. We are excited to begin to study its geology and natural history of which we are all a part. Full Story
CHEARS to Hold Reach Out Weekend at Wild Meadows Farm in PA
August 16, 2006
A major goal of CHEARS is to foster linkages between areas of our watershed, and between those of us who live in the urban and rural areas. At this point all of us involved in CHEARS live in the urban and suburban areas around DC. To think of ways to reach out and have some late summer fun, CHEARS is planning an informal weekend August 25-27 at Wild Meadows farm near Bedford PA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Full Story