TheCommercialAppeal S u n d ay ,December 5,2010
The Green Page
Ev e n t s
Overton Park hike:
There are twonature hikes scheduled this month inOverton Park; Dec. 11 and Dec. 26. For eachouting, the public is invited to meet at 10a.m. at the end of Old Forest Lane, next tothe Rainbow Lake parking lot, for a freeguided 1.5-mile walk through the OldForest at Overton Park. The hike will lastabout an hour and a half. Kids are welcome.Questions? Call 278-2396.
Trail Blazin’at LNC:
Trail Blazin’Saturday will be held Dec. 18 at LichtermanNature Center, 5992 Quince, from 9 a.m tonoon. Help LNC maintain its 3 miles of trailby fixing edge boards, spreading graveland clearing overgrowth on the trails.To help, call 523-2425.
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Jimmy Ogle really gets into a tour ashe climbs into a tulip poplar treeknown as the “Gnome Home”whilehelping with a free guided hike of theOld Forest at Overton Park.
Pr o g r a m s
Cel e br a te
the holiday season with friendsand loved ones this year andgive back to the earth with thehelp of the nonprofit Arbor DayFoundation. Send holidaygreetings and plant a tree byusing the foundation’sGive-A-Tree Cards.Give-A-Tree Cards areunique in that every cardplants a tree in one of thenation’s forests in honor ofthe recipient. By sendingGive-A-Tree Cards, you helpreplant forests that havebeen devastated by wildfires,insects and disease.Give-A-Tree holiday cardscome in 21 varieties, some ofwhich are available in boxedsets of five or 10 cards. Thisyear, you can send Give-A-Tree Cards using your favoritepicture with the foundation’snew photo cards.To purchase holiday giftsthat give back to the earth,go to arborday.org.
Or g a ni z a t i o n s
To find out what other “green”events arehappening around the area, visit the websitesof these organizations:
Citizens to Preserve Overton Park
o v e r t o n p a r k fo r ev e r .o r g
c l ea n m em ph i s .o r g
Coalition of Livable Communities
l i v a b l e m e m p h i s .o r g /
Friends for Our Riverfront
f r i e n d s fo r o u r r i v e r f r o n t .o r g /
Greater Memphis Greenline
grea te r m e m ph i s gre e n l i ne.o r g/
Lichterman Nature Center
m e m p h i s m u s e u m s .o r g / l i c h t e r m a n - o v e r v i ew /
Memphis Botanic Garden
m e m p h i s b o t a n i c ga r d e n .co m /
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
s h e l by fa r m s p a r k .o r g
Sierra Club —Chickasaw Group
te nn ess e e.s i e r r a c l ub.o r g/c hi c kas aw /
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
s t r aw b e r r y p l a i n s . a u d u b o n .o r g /