Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Metroparks hosted a reception Sunday, September 13 for four couples considered “conservation pioneers” in Lucas County. They include two farming families from Oregon and Jerusalem Township.
The reception was held at the Blue Creek Conservation Area in Whitehouse, a Metroparks facility where the four couples have been commemorated in illustrations that hang in a historical barn used for educational programs.
According to a Metroparks release the couples honored were:
•Ivan and Margie Myers, Oregon farmers who were early adapters of “no-till” and other conservation farming practices;
•Bill and Betty Carstensen, Curtice farmers who have been advocates for conservation practices and tree planting. The reception took on added significance because of Mrs. Carstensen’s death just one week earlier. Mr. Carstensen is also deceased;
•Raymond and Thelma Zwyer, who worked to preserve farmland in Monclova;
•Neil and Beatrice Waterbury, self-taught naturalists whose advocacy was instrumental in the preservation of Oak Openings Preserve Metroparks as well as Lou Campbell Prairie and Irwin Prairie state nature preserves. The Waterbury’s are both deceased.
The reception included a tour of Blue Creek, which is operated jointly by Metroparks, Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District and Nature’s Nursery wildlife rehabilitation center. Part of the property is leased to the Village of Whitehouse for recreation.
Mike Rose has joined GenoaBank as vice president of commercial lending. He will work out of the Genoa office.
Rose has more than 30 years experience in the banking business and has been a member of the Toledo Area Small Business Association and a board member for the Better Business Bureau.
Schools & skills
The Source of NW Ohio is offering vendor space for the Experience Works! Fifty Plus Job Fair that will be held Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Erie Street Market in Toledo.
Last year’s event attracted more than 900 job seekers. The cost is $25, which includes a skirted table, breakfast and an ad in the event’s job fair directory. Call The Source at 419-213-6312 for information.
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Network Training Center will offer its “Getting Started seminars every other month for those interested in starting their own business. The next round will begin in November. For info, call 419-536-6732.
Local Curves outlets in Genoa, Northwood and Oregon are celebrating National Women’s Health and Fitness Day on September 30 by offering their no-cost 30-day diet plan program, according to a company release.
The program is a series of free weight management classes designed to teach those who wish to lose weight how to raise their metabolism.