Pond care program at Thornhill on April 28

FOR RELEASE
2001-04-28
HUNTINGTON, IN – Huntington College’s Thornhill Nature Preserve will present program about Pond Care on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 10 a.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Dr. Carole Lembi, Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University, will teach the skills of identifying, managing, and controlling pond weeds. Dr. Lembi will have plant samples, so participants may apply the discussion to their own backyard. If the weather is nice, the discussion will take place at the edge of Thornhill Pond.

Refreshments will be served. Thornhill Nature Preserve is located north of Huntington at 2504 West County Road 1000 North. For direction or further information, call Jule McKanna at (260) 359-4120 or visit www.huntington.edu/thornhill.

Huntington College operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and the regional community. The 77-acre property includes a variety of diverse habitats, including evergreen and deciduous forest, a woodland pond, meadows, and wetlands. The diverse ecosystem supports a wide variety of wildflowers, mammals, and birds.

Thornhill provides outdoor educational opportunities through the Reiff Nature Center, MindScape Program, the Challenge Education Course, and a variety of community events. Thornhill serves an average of 500 visitors per month.

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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
260.359.4171
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284