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
Registration begins at 8:15 am and the event begins at 9 am.
The starting location is in front of the Grinnell High School at Sunset Street and 8th Avenue.
$5 for adults age 19 and up, free for youth under 18. Registration for the season is included with Imagine Grinnell membership.
2nd Saturdays is a monthly series of events on the Grinnell Area Recreational Trail that runs May through September. Each event includes a 5K run/walk, a 1K Kids Fun Run, and a 5K, 10K, or 20K bike ride. There are prizes for registered participants, plus a Grand Prize drawing from all participants at the final event each year. It’s great fun for all ages and a wonderful way to get out and enjoy the trail! With over 120 participants in the past three years, 2nd Saturdays is a popular weekend activity.
Location: James Miller Park (Lake Nyanza), High Street entrance
Community garden workshops combine learning and hands-on demonstration to showcase different gardening techniques and styles.
This workshop is free of charge.
Pre-registration is encouraged: email email@example.com, or call 641-236-5518 ext. 227.
What? A fun and safe opportunity for youth to learn about road safety and bike mechanics!
Learning bike parts and basic mechanics, changing a flat tire, using brakes and gears efficiently, adjusting the fit of a helmet and seat, recognizing traffic signs, and discussing right of way, intersections, crashes, and road conditions
There will be themed rides to attractions around the town of Grinnell that are accessible via the Grinnell Area Recreational Trail.
Who? Youth entering into 4th grade to 7th grade
When? July 8-12 & 15-17; from 9am-11am
Where? The Foundation Offices at Ahrens Park, 1510 Penrose Street
Led by Executive Director Sarah Smith & Grinnell College Apprentice in Nonprofit Management Ellyn Ochs ’13 and in collaboration with Bikes To You
To register, click here. Registration is free of charge. Participants will receive a new helmet.
Many thanks to a Poweshiek County Alliance grant for allowing this camp to be free of charge and include a bike helmet.
Come and enjoy some clean up fun at Jaycees Park!
Organized by Imagine Grinnell and Poweshiek County Soil & Water Conservation District
When: Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Rain Date June 22)
Where: Jaycees Park, 720 Summer Street, Grinnell IA 50112
Check-in and parking: Jaycees Park at the pavilion (park along Summer Street, not a lot of parking so carpooling is encouraged)
Dress: 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.
Supplies: 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. Also, bring along buckets if you have them because garbage bags tend to get caught on tree branches and tear.
Sign Up here or email Sarah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.