Serving as the Chair of the Environmental Commission (EC) for Yellow Springs, Co-op Faculty member and advisor, Jessica D’Ambrosio had the pleasure of reporting to the Council on the recent activities and happenings of the Commission. One announcement was the receipt of a grant from the Clean Ohio Open Space Fund. A subcommittee of the EC, lead by Tom Dietrich, was charged with submitting applications for funding. Now that the Clean Ohio Open Space Fund has approved the grant submission, the EC, in partnership with the Tecumseh Land Trust, hopes to transform portions of Glass Farm into recreational opportunities for residents. The goal is to create trails, a parking area, perform invasive species removal followed by the planting of natives, and to include signage that creates educational opportunities for visitors. Jessica has been the Chair of the Environmental Commission since November of 2015 and looks forward to the implementation of this project as well as other activities that the EC continues to pursue. Some include updating the village wellhead protection plan, conducting environmental education and outreach, working with community organizations on climate action planning, and promoting pollinator friendly management practices. The Coop department is proud to have a member of the team diligently and actively working towards making positive changes to the environment. Great work, Jessica!
To learn more about the Environmental Commission of Yellow Springs and its projects, check out this article by the Yellow Springs News.
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