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MAREA Online Meeting

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07/01/2020 - 12:30am

Recovering our Ecosystems one Municipal Park at a Time
June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Free


Presented online using Zoom.  Registration Required.  To register, click here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Municipal problems can make great opportunities.  Local natural water quality advocate, Matt MacConnell and the Sierra Club Lehigh Valley Group recovered and transformed part of the sterile suburban park across the street from his house with a water drainage problem to create an attractive wetland.  The wetland has already attracted native insects, snails, frogs and birds to a park better known for its herbicides than its biodiversity.  At our June MAREA Zoom Meeting, learn how Matt and the Sierra Club convinced the municipality, organized local community support and got funding to add important biodiversity and an educational opportunity to what some had once considered an unrecoverable recreational park disconnected from the natural world.  Learn how one local act of Eco-valor can move a community toward a more sustainable future, hopefully inspiring others to do the same. Whose park is next?