In case you missed it here's a link to the Daily Progress article on Tom Dierauf from January 3, 2018 by Bryan McKenzie. http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/distinguished-dozen-dierauf-extends-his-love-of-nature-with-the/article_05ebad24-f0cc-11e7-8529-b78c0847263b.html
Steve Thompson happened upon this 2015 book by Paul S. Sutter, Environmental History professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Though about land use history and erosion in Georgia, he credits ICNA and the agricultural history of River View Farm with inspiration in the book's Acknowledgements section (pp. xiii-xiv). Sutter was the first post-doctoral fellow in Uva's History of Technology and Environment Program, 1997-2000. Much of the book, including the Acknowledgements, can be previewed on Google Books: http://tinyurl.com/y86mg7a2
If you use Amazon for your online shopping consider using Ivy Creek Foundation as your Amazon Smile charity. Then 0.5% of every Amazon purchase will go to Ivy Creek Foundation.
Story mapping can use maps as a foundation to pull in the stories of a place, whether those stories are oral, written or pictoral. Erik Irtenkauf, is creating and has created story maps of the Carr-Greer families and the surrounding communities. He is sharing them with us through the website at https://ivycreek.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html. Please check them out and enjoy.
At our last Ivy Talks lecture of 2017, the foundation presented a gorgeous painting of plants by Lara Call Gastinger to Warren Byrd and Sue Nelson. This was a partial thank you for the Landscape Improvement Plan they prepared in 2016 for the Ivy Creek Natural Area.
Yesterday's tree walk program was accompanied by cool temperatures and a continuous mist of rain. We also spotted some very cold but wet insects like this katydid.
Join us this Friday for the ICF Annual Meeting and a Movie !
Come at 7pm on Friday, September 15 for:
There are new nametags for all school guides and barn docents! Located on the back of the door under the stairs. Guides are on the first three red ribbons. Docents on the bottom two ribbons. Hope this makes field trips and barn hours better.
Do you want to learn more about tree identification and tree care?
Registration is now open for the popular Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards training class. Classes will be held on twelve Tuesday mornings from September 5 to November 21 at Ivy Creek Natural Area in Charlottesville. Classes are taught by certified arborists, foresters, tree and forestry experts, tree stewards, and others. Tuition is $125.00 and includes all books and materials. Registration will remain open until August 30, 2017.
For a complete schedule of classes and to register, go to https://charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org/become-a-tree-steward/.
If you have questions about the class, please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivy Creek Foundation and Rivanna Master Naturalists are offering two "train-the-trainers" workshops on the Monarch Teacher Network's popular "Voices from the Land" program. The info on the workshops is up on our website at http://ivycreekfoundation.org/voices-from-the-land. The first weekend is coming up soon! You can choose between June 24-25 and July 21-22. There are links for registration, as well as a flier you can download that describes it in more detail.