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Vol. 7, No. 4 - September 4, 2009

Hello again - hope this doesn't interrupt your practice with your sweaty cousin in the garage, for Dancing w/the Stars tryouts... Just a few notes about dates you need to know about:

FLG Community Education Event: FLG sponsors another of its community education events, on Tues., September 15 at 6pm. @ Wildflower Meadows in DeWitt. This is a terrific field event for families. Learn about the federally mandated storm water ordinance, unique stormwater handling designs in use, with a walking tour with the experts. See the attachment Wildflower Meadows news release and photo for details, and mark your calendars for a 6pm sharp start.

FLG LogJamBee `09 is set for Sat. Sept 26th. Let's meet at RiverTrail park (small pavilion) in downtown DeWitt on Dill Drive @ 9AM. We'll hand out assignments and have at `em. A logger’s lunch will be served @ 1pm. We need your help - please email me your avails. Sign up your teenage sons & neighbors. I need a head count please. Anyone with knowledge of logjams needing attention, please email me the locations and your ph #. rjb60@comcast.net cell: 881.1758 / Bob.

The Looking Glass Rivertrail Guide is selling well according to its author, Gloria Miller. Get your 24-page laminated guide copies from any board member, Sam's Kitchen, and in Wacousta, Harlow's Canoe Livery and the Wacousta General Store for $10 each. See attached photo. The DeWitt-Bath Review printed our guidebook story and photo in this week's edition. If you missed it, check it out on www.lookingglassriverfriends.org.

Sam’s Kitchen Fundraiser for FLG: Tommy Terranova has extended FLG's stay at the popular restaurant, redesignating Thursday & Friday nights in September as community fundraiser nights for FLG. Tommy will donate one dollar for each hamburger basket sold on those nights – the restaurant’s busiest. Sam’s is open from 5 – 8pm. FLG volunteers will talk to the patrons about our organization and the things we hope to accomplish such as replacing the canoe launch in downtown DeWitt, and a bank stabilization project at the Riverside Park, logjam clearing, river clean ups, community education projects and other river-related activities. While munching on your scrumptious burger basket options, check out FLG's photo display and items for sale.

FLG Clean Ups of Babcock Landing: Now that the water has receded and we can actually find most of the lot, the landing has been getting regular litter clean up again this season, per our agreement with the DNR and Tim Machowicz, Unit Mgr for Sleepy Hollow State Park. Board members and volunteers have been the workforce. Oct 5 is the only remaining open date. If you'd like to make a difference in the watershed, speak to Ione (eye OWN) Berg @ ionatlanta@yahoo.com

And now back to your steamy tango practice...watch out for the skateboard!

Bob Bishop
FLG Communications Dir.
rjb60@comcast.net