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Conservation Conversation Event—Update

Wetland area at West Woods

Wetland area at West Woods

Join us for the first of our 2016 series of Conservation Conversations. This year we focus on the importance and value of water.

Sunday, March 20 at Bainbridge Town Hall

17826 Chilicothe Rd. (Rt. 306 south of Rt. 422)

2:00 PM

Featuring RAY STEWART, President of Ohio Wetlands Association

FREE and open to the public

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Click on the EVENTS menu above for background information about our guest speaker, Ray Stewart, and the Ohio Wetlands Association.


Our first Conservation Conversation event of 2016 was held today at the Bainbridge Town Hall. We had a good crowd that listened intently to the presentation by Ray Stewart of the Ohio Wetlands Association and enthusiastically participated in the question and answer period.

Mr. Stewart showed how wetlands function in the ecosystem and how they provide the most efficient means of carbon sequestration which reduces greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. He also pointed out that the wetlands and river systems in Geauga County are vital to the health of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes watershed.

It was a good kickoff to our educational programs for this year.

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Barb Partington welcomed attendees and gave an account of the history of Protect Geauga Parks and our current efforts to make the Geauga Park District more responsive to citizen input.

Kathy Hanratty introduces our speaker, Ray Stewart.

Kathy Hanratty introduces our speaker, Ray Stewart.

Ray Stewart, President of the Ohio Wetlands Association gave an enlightening presentation on the function and importance of wetlands in protecting against floods, drought conditions and counterbalancing the effects of global warming.

Ray Stewart, President of the Ohio Wetlands Association gave an enlightening presentation on the function and importance of wetlands in protecting against floods, drought conditions and counterbalancing the effects of global warming.

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