The WCAS Conservation Lab met at 1:00 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Bethany Church and the group reviewed several ongoing and new projects: Native plant sales, Urban Birding Cleveland Outreach,Urban Birding Cleveland Routes, Chimney Swift Towers, and discussed other new business.
CONSERVATION LAB MINUTES OF 02-01-2020
1. CONVENING. The WCAS Conservation Lab met at 1:00 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Bethany Church. Attending were Pat McGuigan, Karen Czerniawski, Zackary Edelman, Jessica Lipp, Julie West, Gloria Ferris, Amanda Sebrosky, Joe Reardon, Bruce Missig, Kurt Miske, Tom Romito, and Betsey O’Hagan. Kurt chaired the lab and Tom facilitated.
2. AGENDA. Tom presented the following agenda:
3. NATIVE PLANT SALES.
4. URBAN BIRDING CLEVELAND OUTREACH.
5. URBAN BIRDING CLEVELAND ROUTES.
6. PARMA BIRDING INITIATIVE. Bruce is preparing six letters to send to public officials in Parma. The letter will seek common ground with the mayor regarding our Urban Birding Cleveland initiative and establish a relationship with STEM schools.
7. CHIMNEY SWIFT TOWERS. Amanda reported on her efforts to erect Chimney Swift towers in Lorain County, Bay Village, and Cleveland Metroparks. She is seeking funding through grants, Facebook, and her own resources.
8. NEW BUSINESS.
9. NEXT MEETING. Our next lab will be 1:00 on Saturday, March 7 at Bethany Church.
10. ADJOURNMENT. Kurt adjourned the lab at 3:30 p.m. See the attached action plan.
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