FoCH Meeting Tomorrow Night!
Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm at Richfield Historical Society Museum
(3907 Broadview Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286)
We are excited to have a presentation by Jamey Emmert
of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources about local wildlife!
Hope to see you there!
RJRD Meeting Tonight: Monday, November 9th at Richfield Village Town Hall
(4410 West Streetsboro Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286)
We've had lots of folks out to visit Crowell Hilaka!
Paul Ellsworth: Greater Akron Audobon Society
Thank you Paul Ellsworth of the the Greater Akron Audubon Society for joining us at Crowell Hilaka to complete a summer bird census (mid-summer). Rob Richardson, FoCH Board Member, joined Mr. Ellsworth as they hiked the west end of Crowell Hilaka, through Storybook Forest Trail and down Hilltop Road to the Kirby Mill, listening and looking for summer birds and creating a census for the RJRD. Thank you Mr. Ellsworth!
Rob Curtis: Summit County Metroparks
Thank you Rob Curtis of Summit County Metroparks for joining us at Crowell Hilaka to investigate the invasive species. Not only did he hike the entire property, but he also completed a beautiful report with pictures and suggestions on where to start when tackling the invasive species! Thank you Mr. Curtis!
Kathleen Bradley: Southern Cuyahoga Birding Group
Thank you Kathleen Bradley of the Southern Cuyahoga Birding Group for joining us at Crowell Hilaka to complete a bird census (late summer). She will be working with the Southern Cuyahoga Birding Group to set up a Christmas Bird Count at Crowell Hilaka over the winter.
For more information and to see the survey results, please see: http://www.southerncuyahogacbc.com/crowell-hilaka-lake.html
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November 21st, 2014
Open hiking at Crowell Hilaka on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. November 29, 12-3.
Interested in volunteering? Click here for more info http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49a5a928abf58-open
SPAM filter alert. Our email updates will be changing: instead of me sending out individual notices to a few people at a time ( which takes quite a while) we will be using a new system. It’s possible that your provider may tag future FoCH messages as spam. A couple days ago we sent out a test message about the open house. If you did not get it, take a look in your spam folder. To fix ( or avoid ) the spam filter problem, please
add the address -firstname.lastname@example.org - to your address book. Or you can go to our site at www.friendsofcrowellhilaka.org and enter in your email address under Join Mailing List - you will then be asked to verify your email address. This will allow all messages to go through.
The RJRD board is working on its application for the Clean Ohio grant. Certain areas of Crowell Hilaka will be designated for environmental protection where only “passive” recreation will be permitted. Here’s a map of the proposed area. Here is an explanation of Passive vs. Active recreation.
The application is due December 5, so it’s a top priority. For more information contact the RJRD board or attend the next session of the board meeting Monday, November 24, 6:30 pm at Richfield Village Hall.
Christmas Cookie Sale. Saturday, December 6, 10 AM to 12 noon. Richfield Historical Society Museum.
Your choice of a wide variety of home-made Christmas cookies for only $8 /pound. Specialty decorated cookies by Convivial Confections 2.50 each.
Instructions for bakers:
1. Once you know what you're baking, please email Donna email@example.com by December 2. Send your ingredients list (don't need the recipe) so that any customers with allergies to certain ingredients are aware.
2. Please bring your baked goods by 9am on Saturday morning 12/6. Please bake at least 3-4 dozen, so that we can be sure that everyone has a great selection to choose from.
3. Please package your cookies for a nice presentation on a disposable plate, or pick up you cookie containers, platters no later than 1PM on Saturday after the sale.
Proceeds support the work of Friends of Crowell Hilaka
FoCH is developing a work proposal to submit to the RJRD. At our last meeting, we brainstormed ideas for the types of work we would like to do as an organization. Now we are putting it together. We expect that our goals and mission will evolve along with the RJRD, but we have to start somewhere. Draft to be discussed at our next meeting, December 9.
This info on Friends groups in the National Park System has some ideas we may want to use as we re-structure our group.
We will shortly be accepting nominations for the FoCH board of directors for term 2015-2018 . Details TBA
See older posts
Nov 26, 2015 Crowell Hilaka Memories Project - broadcast on WKSU http://www.wksu.org/news/story/45040
Endorsed by the Akron Beacon-Journal
Endorsed by Mike and Sharon Hargrove (Scroll down; it's the second letter on this page)
Article from the West Side Leader discussing the issues and describing the property
Cleveland Plain Dealer article about the property
Akron Beacon-Journal article published after the first open house
A great letter with interesting perspectives from the West Side Leader of October 23rd
News and opinions about the property and the issues from the Richfield Times of October 2014. A report of the first open house appears on page 30 of the magazine (page 32 of the PDF file), a letter supporting the issues appears on page 23 (page 25 of the file), and a letter opposing the issues appears on page 24 (page 26 of the file).