|Last Name||First Name||Race Type||Time||Placement|
The cleanup will be on Saturday, April 11 from 9 AM-11 AM. Check-in will be located at the Summer Street Park pavilion. Click here to RSVP to volunteer.
Here’s what you need to know:
Be prepared to get dirty! Depending on water level in the creek, you may want to bring waders or boots if you have them. Wear old clothes and tennis shoes to climb in and out of the creek and/or walk in the woods. Other items you may want are sunscreen bug repellent, gardening gloves or rubber cleaning gloves.
Garbage bags, latex gloves, bottled water, and first aid will be available. If you have refillable water bottles, feel free to bring those! A few shovels will be available to dig out tires and other large debris, but if you have other tools and shovels, feel free to label and bring them. Also, bring along buckets if you have them because garbage bags tend to get caught on tree branches and tear.
View the event poster here: LBC Cleanup 2015 Flyer
We can’t Imagine Grinnell without you! Imagine Grinnell sincerely thanks you for your past support and all that you have allowed Imagine Grinnell to accomplish in our community. By supporting Imagine Grinnell, you ensure a future filled with accomplishments that keep our community green, playing, and growing.
This year, Imagine Grinnell is taking on a number of new projects, including:
- Establishing a composting site
- Promoting green schools
- Starting a plastic bag campaign
- Installing trail lighting and signs
- Improving sidewalks
- Adding water fountains on trails
- Creating a youth garden at Summer Street Park
- Building monarch butterfly way stations
This winter, spread the holiday cheer by giving a gift that can benefit all of our community members: an Imagine Grinnell membership or donation. Imagine Grinnell’s programs impact everyone from children to adults.
By becoming a member, you can become an integral part of the Imagine Grinnell team by writing grants that support community programs and services, providing programming for recreation, environmental improvements, and energy conservation, supporting new initiatives that improve the quality of life in Grinnell, promoting a healthy environment, complement economic development efforts in our community, and participating in events and volunteer opportunities.
Donations of any size also play a critical role in ensuring Imagine Grinnell can continue to provide our services and programs. By donating to Imagine Grinnell, you are giving a gift that will not only benefit our current community, but will also benefit the next generation of our community.
Becoming a member and donating is easy to do! Just visit our membership and donation page on our website! Thank you for your support, and we hope you have a very happy holiday.
Imagine Grinnell is currently building a natural playscape in Summer Street Park.
Imagine Grinnell is asking the community to help us build this park, located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue & Summer Street. We are asking volunteers with many different levels of abilities to come out and volunteer 3 hours on Sunday, October 26th 1 pm-4 pm.
We will be working on
- Install the roof
- Clean up the area
2) Move soil around bridge
3) Trim Trees and vegetation around the play features
Please contact Sarah Smith at email@example.com or call 641-236-5518 ext 223 if you have any questions.
Imagine Grinnell Seed Library is open and housed at the Drake Community Library.
People are able to check out seeds for both vegetables and native plants from the library free of charge. No seed saving experience is required, and people will not be expected to return seeds to the library. However, approved seed savers may help support the library by saving seeds.
In the future, Imagine Grinnell plans on hosting seed saving workshops to teach the basic principles of seed saving and providing instructional seed saving materials.
Imagine Grinnell hopes that the seed saving library will aid the preservation of the genetic diversity of seeds and also encourage people to plant both native plants and vegetables.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to donate seeds.
Seed Saving Inventory as of June 4th includes:
|Pea||Green Arrow||Seed Savers Exchange||1|
|Pea||Tom Thumb||Seed Savers Exchange||1|
|Pea||Amish Snap||Seed Savers Exchange||1|
|Pea||Golden Sweet||Seed Savers Exchange||1|
|Bean||Rattlesnake Snap||Seed Savers Exchange||2|
|Bean||Purple Podded Pole||Seed Savers Exchange||2|
|Bean||Tiger’s Eye||Jordan Scheibel||2|
|Bean||Royal Purple Podded||Seed Savers Exchange||2|
|Bean||Pencil Pod Golden Wax Bean||Seed Savers Exchange||3|
|Bean||Tiger’s Eye||Seed Savers Exchange||3|
|Bean||Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean||Seed Savers Exchange||3|
|Bean||Sultan’s Golden Crescent||Seed Savers Exchange||3|
|Lettuce||Merveille Des Quatre Saisons||Seed Savers Exchange||4|
|Lettuce||Heirloom Lettuce Mixture||Seed Savers Exchange||4|
|Lettuce||Amish Deer Tongue||Seed Savers Exchange||4|
|Lettuce||Crisp Mint||Seed Savers Exchange||4|
|Lettuce||Rossa Di Trento||Seed Savers Exchange||5|
|Lettuce||Slobolt||Seed Savers Exchange||5|
|Lettuce||Rossimo||Seed Savers Exchange||5|
|Lettuce||Forellenschluss||Seed Savers Exchange||5|
|Spinach||Monstruew De Viroflay||Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.||6|
|Spinach||Bloomsdale||Seed Savers Exchange||6|
|Spinach||American||Seed Savers Exchange||6|
|Spinach||New Zealand||Seed Savers Exchange||6|
|Swiss Chard||Fordhook Giant||Seed Savers Exchange||6|
|Turnip||Purple Top White Globe||Seed Savers Exchange||7|
|Okra||Star of David||Seed Savers Exchange||7|
|Okra||Red Burgundy||Seed Savers Exchange||7|
|Turnip||Golden Globe||Seed Savers Exchange||7|
|Beet||Chioggia||Seed Savers Exchange||7|
|Cucumber||Longfellow||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Russian Pickling||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Poona Kheera||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Japanese Climbing||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Armenian||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Mexican Sour Gherkin||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Boothby’s Blonde||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Parisian Pickling||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Cucumber||Crystal Apple||Seed Savers Exchange||8|
|Gourd||Striped Pear||Seed Savers Exchange||9|
|Gourd||Ten Commandments||Seed Savers Exchange||9|
|Gourd||Spinning||Seed Savers Exchange||9|
|Gourd||Birdhouse||Seed Savers Exchange||9|
|Gourd||Bule||Seed Savers Exchange||9|
|Gourd||Chinese Miniature||Seed Savers Exchange||9|
|Squash||Summer Crookneck||Seed Savers Exchange||10|
|Squash||Tours||Seed Savers Exchange||10|
|Squash||Strawberry Crown||Seed Savers Exchange||10|
|Squash||Patisson Panches Jaune et Verte||Seed Savers Exchange||10|
|Squash||Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck||Seed Savers Exchange||11|
|Squash||Boston Marrow||Seed Savers Exchange||11|
|Squash||Table Queen||Seed Savers Exchange||11|
|Squash||Golden Hubbard||Seed Savers Exchange||11|
|Squash||Sibley||Seed Savers Exchange||11|
|Squash||Chirimen||Seed Savers Exchange||11|
|Squash||Australian Butter||Seed Savers Exchange||12|
|Squash||Fordhook Acorn||Seed Savers Exchange||12|
|Squash||Table Queen||Seed Savers Exchange||12|
|Squash||Queensland Blue||Seed Savers Exchange||12|
|Squash||Turk’s Turbin||Seed Savers Exchange||12|
|Melon||Early Hanover||Seed Savers Exchange||13|
|Melon||Noir des Carmes||Seed Savers Exchange||13|
|Melon||Banana||Seed Savers Exchange||13|
|Melon||Haogen||Seed Savers Exchange||13|
|Melon||Bidwell Casaba||Seed Savers Exchange||13|
|Melon||Boule d’Or Melon||Seed Savers Exchange||14|
|Melon||Minnesota Midget||Seed Savers Exchange||14|
|Melon||Eden’s Gem||Seed Savers Exchange||14|
|Melon||Amish||Seed Savers Exchange||14|
|Melon||Sweet Granite||Seed Savers Exchange||14|
|Melon||Charentais||Seed Savers Exchange||14|
|Watermelon||Chelsea||Seed Savers Exchange||15|
|Watermelon||Moon & Stars||Seed Savers Exchange||15|
|Watermelon||Moon & Stars (Cherokee)||Seed Savers Exchange||15|
|Watermelon||Picnic||Seed Savers Exchange||15|
|Watermelon||Blacktail Mountain||Seed Savers Exchange||15|
|Watermelon||Moon & Stars (Van Doren)||Seed Savers Exchange||15|
|Watermelon||Sweet Siberion||Seed Savers Exchange||16|
|Watermelon||Petite Yellow||Seed Savers Exchange||16|
|Watermelon||Orangeglo||Seed Savers Exchange||16|
|Watermelon||Mountain Sweet Yellow||Seed Savers Exchange||16|
|Watermelon||Red Seeded Citron||Seed Savers Exchange||16|
|Herb||Purple Dark Opal Basil||Seed Savers Exchange||17|
|Herb||Genovese Basil||Seed Savers Exchange||17|
The Emerald Ash Borer has been identified in Fairfield, the third location in Iowa where the it has been found.
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Kathy Andersen, a recent Grinnell College graduate, is working for Imagine Grinnell this summer to establish tree mapping and tree inventory services. This program will both serve as a source of revenue for Imagine Grinnell and also will offer private companies, landholders, and municipalities in the region the tools to strategically manage the trees on their property, all while furthering the mission of Imagine Grinnell.
Ideal for individuals with larger tree holdings, the Tree Inventory Services will include a final recommendations report with the ecological value and replacement value of the trees, specific tree maintenance needs and direction for further assistance, mitigation of Emerald Ash Borer risk, and more.
To learn more about the program or to set up a consultation for services, you can contact Imagine Grinnell or Kathy Andersen, the current tree inventory intern.
Katherine (Kathy) Andersen
Dear Business members,
At Imagine Grinnell, energy efficiency and renewable energy is near to our hearts. We believe that there are countless positive effects of using less fossil fuel on both our local community and the larger world. With the continuously increasing demand for electric energy, the significantly high price of oil and the growing concern for the environment, many businesses are choosing to use alternative sources of energy. Among the renewable energy sources, solar energy is an environmentally and economically sustainable choice and one that can be used in various applications. Many businesses are now tapping into this alternative source of energy, hoping to benefit from its numerous advantages as well. If your business has ever been interested in renewable energy, now is the time. For entities with a tax burden, solar even makes more sense. In addition to the Federal and State Tax Credits, Alliant has a rebate available up to 25K which expires at the end of this year. With the rebate and tax incentives, plus depreciation, the payback could be as low as 4-6 years.
I have attached the brochure for Ideal Energy. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 641-236-5518 because you may be leaving 25K on the table that won’t be available next year. Additionally, feel free to contact Ideal Energy, Troy Van Beek, directly at 641-919-2269 for a free consultation.