Friends of Starkweather Creek


Trickle Newsletter September: 2015

Friends of Starkweather Creek Page
www.starkweatherfriends.org
Friends of Starkweather Creek (FSC) was started in February 2002 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to promote the rejuvenation of Starkweather Creek.  Over the years, FSC has organized creek clean-ups and celebrations to raise awareness and pride in the creek.  We also actively advocate for responsible development in the watershed and for commitments from city government to improve the creek. 

Join our Facebook page to keep up with FSC happenings.

 

Annual Membership Meeting Announcement

 

The Friends of Starkweather Creek will hold our annual membership meeting 


6:30pm Thursday, Oct 15 
at Olbrich Gardens.
 

 
What’s on the agenda?
 

  • Kids from Goodman Center will say a bit about the fun they've had with us this summer.
  • The Baum Development Group will report on progress towards redeveloping the Garver property behind Olbrich Gardens.
  • Paul Noeldner will talk about his nature walks.
  • We'll report on our past year's activities.
  • We will elect Board members!
 
Willy Street Coop will be donating drinks and refreshments for all!
 

HOP ON BOARD!!!

 
We currently have vacancies on the Friends of Starkweather Creek Board! You are invited to bring your energy and/or expertise and join the folks who steer the mighty Friends of Starkweather ship – our Board of Directors. We elect new board members at our annual meeting.  Members serve for two-year terms.
 

Board Duties

 
  • Attend monthly Board meetings
  • Serve on one of our Strategic Committees:  Education/Outreach, Stewardship or Membership/Organizational
 
As a Board member, you may find yourself meeting with city officials or attending a City Council meeting to discuss creek projects and issues, organizing a creek clean-up, helping with a canoe/kayak trip or fun activity with kids, staffing an information booth at a festival, writing a newsletter article, applying for a grant or beefing up our website.
 
You may also serve as Co-Chair, Secretary or Treasurer - officers are elected at the first monthly Board meeting after the Annual Membership meeting
 

Potential Major Projects for 2016

  • Earth Partnership for Schools - developing a Teachers Institute training educators on watershed education tools
  • Helping develop a new Darbo/Worthington-Union Triangle neighborhood plan.
So please consider helping us chart the course towards a healthier, more enjoyable Starkweather Creek  –  come to the Annual Meeting October 15 and get on board!

  

 

Benefits of Membership

 

By Allison Werner

 

You are invited to join a group of community-minded people whose dedication supports efforts to connect and educate people to enjoy and revitalize Starkweather Creek.  When you accept this invitation to become a member, you are supporting an organization that has been a respected advocate for Starkweather Creek since 2006. Your membership will help Friends of Starkweather Creek continue to be the community's voice to protect the creek from development pressures, runoff pollution, and invasive species. You can get involved in several ways: 
  • Join our Facebook Page and get updates on our events and issues around the watershed. 
  • Attend one of our events. 
  • Volunteer for one of our programs.
Become member by filling out our  membership form and donating $30 (or whatever you can afford). Members are able to become and elect our board of directors. 
 
If you have any questions about getting involved with FSC, contact us at info@starkweatherfriends.org
 
Pictures from our Canoe Tour on August 22.  The top photo is where the Milwaukee Street Bridge has been removed.
(Photos by Dea Larsen Converse)
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