Valley Grows calendar

Master Gardener Volunteer Training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteer program for 2022. Training starts Feb. 1 in Canfield. The program provides intensive training in horticulture to participants who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge, but simply a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/mgv2022app

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program. This certificate program provides intensive, nature-focused training. Applicants to the program should be willing to share their passion for the natural world and to promote environmental stewardship while giving back through community service at any volunteer site of their choosing. OCVNs provide educational services to their communities by volunteering at local parks and nature centers.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/ocvn2022app

Gardeners of Greater Youngstown

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2

What: Join a meeting of the Gardeners of Greater Youngstown to hear Angie Bowman from Park’s Garden Center as she discusses sustainable gardens.

Cost: Free

Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown

Info: https://gg-yo.org/

Pond Management

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10

What: Pete Conkle and Blaine Winger from the local Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss best pond management, how to set up ponds and aquatic life for a successful future, and where to find the best resources.

Cost: $10

Location: Columbiana County Extension Office, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon.

Info: http://go.osu.edu/managepond

Naturalist Series: The Return of River Otters to Ohio

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11

What: The return of river otters to Ohio is one of the state’s great conservation success stories. This presentation will outline the reintroduction efforts that kickstarted this return, and the recovery that otters have made throughout the state in the 30 years since. The speaker will be Katie Dennison, wildlife biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

Info: http://go.osu.edu/ohiootters

Naturalist Series: Beautiful & Bouncing Back: The Return of the Bald Eagle

When: 6:30 p.m. March 24

What: By the latter half of the 20th century, the bald eagle, our national symbol, was classified as an endangered species. Through the diligent efforts of wildlife biologists and a concerned public, the bald eagle population is recovering at an astonishing rate. Join Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Wildlife to learn more about the rise, the fall and return of the bald eagle.

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

Info: http://go.osu.edu/eaglesrise

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