|New Glarus Hotel|
|100 Sixth Ave, New Glarus|
|11:00am Social Hour|
Hi ARC members,
This photo kinda’ sums it up for me. Snow this weekend. Really? I suppose it’s good news for the foresters, but our garden seedlings are getting huge waiting for an all clear to get out in the actual garden. Can’t come soon enough.
Free Fun Weekend is just a month away. It is June 1 and 2 this year. Thought I’d remind you now so you can reserve the dates with the grandkids or a buddy. And, of course, entrance to parks and forests is also free that weekend, so let your friends and neighbors know, pack your gear and a picnic basket.
Earth Day – the 50th, if you can believe it – was just celebrated. In an email that likely was appreciated by DNR employees, Secretary Preston Cole sent an Earth Day message to staff.
I thought you would enjoy seeing what he had to say:
Finally, in interesting news on the solid waste front, trash thrown away by Dane County residents will now help reduce greenhouse gas emissions as the county turns on its processing plant that will turn the gas released from decomposing garbage into transportation fuel.
The county has long been trapping the methane and other gases emitted from the heaps of garbage at the landfill to be used for electricity, but the county is now using that resource to create and sell compressed natural gas (CNG), a more eco-friendly vehicle fuel than gasoline and diesel…
I’m sure more information will be in the news.
Better weather is coming. I hope you will take the beautiful drive out to New Glarus on May 1st and join your friends and colleagues for lunch at one of our favorite spots, the New Glarus Hotel.