Do you love the taste of real maple syrup? Have you ever considered making your own syrup? If so, you should consider attending FLMR’s Maple Syrup Workshop. This workshop is geared to beginners that would like to produce maple syrup for themselves and their families. The workshop will be held in Room 101 of Marietta College’s Rickey Science Center on January 12th, from 1 pm-3 pm. The workshop will be taught by Matt Halfhill, a current FLMR Board Member and past Americorp VISTA. Matt is co-owner of Halfhill Farm in Whipple, Ohio and has been making maple syrup for the past four years. His operation has grown steadily each year and has been a welcome source of extra income on the farm.
Participants in the workshop can expect to learn how to choose trees for tapping, methods for tapping maple trees, how to construct a simple evaporator, finishing and filtering the syrup, and bottling your finished product. All participants will receive an information packet to take home. There is also an option to receive a beginner’s tapping kit that includes a tap, food grade tubing, and a food grade bucket with lid. A bucket can accommodate 2 taps, so additional taps will be available. The workshop is free for FLMR members and they can receive a tapping kit for $15. The cost for nonmembers is $5, or $20 with the tapping kit. Participants should preregister by Jan 6th by calling Matt at (740) 585-2089 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants can register after Jan. 6th , but they will not have the kit option.
$750 Liability insurance premium for Friends of Lower Muskingum River for one year; our liability insurance covers the cost of bodily injury and other claims should (and we hope not) a volunteer get injured while working with us. This is more like the insurance you would have for your car or home, as opposed to our Terra Firma insurance that covers environmental or ecological harm to our properties. ...
Remember our Matching Grant Campaign is coming to a close! Your donations will be matched up to $15,000. Thank you to everyone who has donated. Your donations will help FLMR continue to conserve and protect natural areas in the Lower Muskingum Watershed for all to enjoy. 100% of your facebook donations come to FLMR. ...
Twelve foot wooden jon boat (or johnboat if you prefer) donated by board member Doug Albaugh. Doug's parents bought the boat from someone in the Marietta area in the early 1960's. It was inspected by Ohio River Museum historian Bill Reynolds. Bill says the boat is in excellent condition, was home-built by a very good craftsman, and is what he calls a flood boat. Flood boats were kept by many families along the river, for flood emergencies. We have washed it but not painted it, so as not to hide its true good condition. The oakum-packed seams are tight. The trailer is not included.
Tickets are $5.00 ea. You can get tickets by mailing a check made payable to FLMR to 348 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 or you can get tickets via eventbrite. The link is below. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER! I need that information to fill our a physical ticket for you. The drawing will be held at the RTA Festival on 8/11/2018. You do not have to be present to claim.
"Muskingum River Lock #1" Designed and pieced by Charlotte Robe. Quilted by the Friendly Circle Club est. 1917 & Charlotte Robe. Tickets are $5.00 each. You can get tickets by mailing a check made payable to the FLMR to 348 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 or you can order tickets on eventbrite. Go to the link below. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER. This will allow me to fill out a physical ticket for you. The drawing will be held at the RTA Fest on 8/11/2018.