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March Monthly Meeting

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners:

Remember that "dark and stormy January night" when we had to cancel our monthly meeting and miss meeting Tim Halbach, from the National Weather Service? Well, he's baaack!

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25

Where: Community Room of Garfield Park Conservatory

The Schedule:

6:30 p.m. - Pot Luck Dinner

6:45 p.m. - Announcements

7:00 p.m. - Our speaker is Tim Halbach from the National Weather Service.

He will be ready to answer your weather related questions and introduce us to Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, CoCoRahs, www.cocorahs.org

(Ron and I have already approved CoCoRahs activity for Master Gardener Volunteer Credit)

What is CoCoRaHS?

CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. We currently operate in many states across the country. If we are not in your state please drop us a line and let us know that you have an interest in participating. This helps us know where a desire exists for the network and where to focus our future expansion efforts.

(Remember for each monthly meeting you attend your earn one hour of Volunteer Credit, and, usually, one hour of Continuing Education.)

Elizabeth Bruhns

Master Gardener Program Organizer

Cook County/Chicago

ebruhns@uiuc.edu

773-233-0476



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