Luanne Fotora of the Greenbrier River Watershed Association shared an interesting presentation with Bluebell Garden club at their monthly meeting. She shared that synchronous fireflies can be witnessed at Watoga due to the provision of a Dark Sky Park.
She noted that the group monitors the health of our rivers and sees to its maintenance. An Earth Day celebration was recently held in Marlinton, for which hatchery trout were provided for a fishing derby. Trash pickups are done for DEP, also the watershed group provides and instructs for a rain barrel project. Interpretive signs about algae clogs in the river, work on the Fort Spring boat launch area, the importance of wetlands in filtering water, and efforts to get established with the Dark Sky Association were some of the projects mentioned.
Meeting time was centered on preparing merchant planting and beautifying Lewisburg downtown for the upcoming season. Additional work areas, such as the 219/Holt Lane Triangle will be prepared. Bluebells are looking forward for their part in the upcoming homes tour on June 11, featuring lovely homes and gardens in the area.
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|Providing some gardening TLC to cemetery plots at Old Stone is Donna Johns of Bluebell Garden Club with able assistance from her husband, John. Tending to the assigned plots seasonally is a cherished accomplishment for this group.|
|Juanne Fotora of the Greenbrier River Watershed Association was the guest speaker at the Bluebell Garden Club meeting.|