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Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs this weekend!

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For anyone not already aware of it, here’s a quickly approaching opportunity to learn about many aspects of sustainable living. The Mother Earth News Fair comes once again to Seven Springs Mountain Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania this weekend, September 12-14th! You’ll be able to hear from leading experts in the fields of renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more. You can view exhibits and state-of-the-art products, and interact with others who share many of your own interests, at a fun-filled, family-oriented regional event.

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Upcoming Events & Latest News:

Here are a few events and projects happening now in our local area:

  1. Stream Restoration Incorporated is working on completing a Watershed Conservation Plan for the Slippery Rock Creek Watershed. We are seeking people to fill out surveys.  If you wouldn’t mind,  please feel free to fill out the survey and pass the link on to anyone you know who lives in the area.
  3. Related to the Conservation Plan, there will be several meetings providing the opportunity for public review/comments on the draft plan. All meetings start at 7 PM. More details along with maps to these locations can be found on the calendar located on our Events page (linked above). The locations and dates are as follows:
    1. Tuesday, February 8, 2011:
      Plain Grove Twp. Municipal Building, 1029 Plain Grove Rd., Volant, PA 16156
    2. Wednesday, February 9, 2011:
      Grove City High School Auditorium, 511 Highland Avenue, Grove City, PA 16127
    3. Thursday, February 10, 2011:
      Slippery Rock Twp. Municipal Bldg., 203 Branchton Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057
    4. Tuesday, February 15, 2011:
      Boyers Sportsmen’s Association, 1103 Boyers Road, Boyers, PA 16020

  4. In addition, for a limited time only, there will be several locations in Butler County where people can drop off phone books for recycling.  Phone books are apparently difficult to recycle because of the short fibers so a lot of recycling places do not accept them.  I believe the recycle bins will be available until sometime in Mid February.  Locations are:Slippery Rock Community Park – office parking lot off N. Main St.
    East Butler Vol. Fire Dept. – rear parking lot
    Friedman’s Freshmarket – Point Plaza Shopping Center parking lot
    Friedman’s Freshmarket – Greater Butler Mart parking lot
    Sam’s Club – Moraine Point Plaza parking lot near entrance drive
  5. Butler County has a website about recycling in Butler County.  It is