Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wet Meadow 2, the largest of the wet meadows, did not show signs of overflowing. It is large and mature (and part of it is built on a pile of sand).
Here are some photos from a walk around the park on the evening after the rain.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Native plants are tough and most have thrived in their new homes. A few days later we finished planting along the sidewalk.
Stop by and see the newest wet meadow!
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thanks to a crew of 36 focused planters Friday May 20 the planting is finished! Next will be a celebration! We’ll send the date soon.
Thanks to all who braved the wet and cold on Sunday(May 15)! About half the plants and all the shrubs are in their new homes and looking good. A new woodchip edge adds an attractive feature.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 7-8:30pm
Friday, May 20, 4-8pm
If needed: Sunday, May 22nd , 1-4pm (call [see below]or check the website [www.wetmeadow.org] before coming- It may be all done!)
COME and HELP get the rest of the plants into their homes! We’ll have a celebration in a few weeks.
The Wet Meadow Team
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Come and plant wildflowers in Buhr Park
Free family-friendly fun for all ages
Schedule for Planting Day (Sunday, May 15, 2011)
(Planting will be continuous through all the following additional
- Come early for yoga
- 10:00 - Sign in and welcome; planting begins
- 11:00 - Singing with Joe Reilly
- 11:30 - 1:00 Pilar's tamales available
- 1:15 - Welcoming ceremony
- 1:30 - 3:30 Planting continues; music and children's games with Dale Petty
- 4:00 - celebration, parade and seed dance
Bring a small shovel or trowel, a water bottle, sunscreen, sunhat, friends & family, and lunch (or buy Pilar’s Tamales.)
Buhr Park is located on Packard Road in Ann Arbor, east of Eisenhower.
The Wet Meadow planting will be on the east side of the park, south of the first wet meadow and just past the first parking lot.
Click to download a) a full-page flyer, or b) a page of 6 small flyers.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Water, healthy water, is critical to the existence of life. They get it! Given opportunities, tools and resources, they empower themselves and all of us to find our voices – to tell others what is going on and how they can help; they empower themselves to act and to involve others in those actions.
Yesterday, at our table at the Earth Day Festival, as I watched and listened to them talk with the public about protecting our water and inviting them to help plant the newest wet meadow area, I was awed and humbled by their understanding and commitment.
I have renewed faith that we can return health to our waterways, that we can rebuild our lives to a sustainable level. "
(from Jeannine's remarks to Ann Arbor City Council, May 2, 2011.)