Norwalk named Tree City USA
Norwalk has been named a Tree City USA community by The National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 23 year Norwalk has received this national recognition.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Norwalk has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
Chinese New Year event set in Norwalk
The Vegetarian Society of Northern Ohio has announced its first restaurant outing of 2007, with a Chinese New Year celebration.
The event will be at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Peking House, 1 W. Main St., Norwalk.
The dinner will be a vegetarian buffet style and feature many different vegetable and noodle dishes not on their regular menu. There will be many dishes which are traditional to the Chinese, but not usually available here.
You do not have to be vegetarian to attend veg-curious is fine, and while it is a society event, the restaurant and the buffet will be open to the public as well. The buffet is $8.95 and includes tofu soup, brown rice, tea and dessert.
RSVP is welcome, but not mandatory call (419) 668-1010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fish, tree seedling sale is under way
The Huron S.W.C.D. is taking prepaid orders for fish for pond stocking as well as tree seedlings. The prepaid fish order deadline is April 13.
Pickup will be at 2 p.m. April 19 at the Huron County Fairgrounds Agronomy Building. Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Yellow Perch are 70 cents each. Minnows are five cents, white amurs are $11 and Redear Sunfish are 85 cents.
Prepaid tree seedling orders will be taken while quantities last. White Pine, Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, and Arborvitae evergreen seedlings are available in bundles of 10 for $8. Potted Austrian, Blue Spruce, and White Pines are also sold for $8 each. Pin Oak and Red Maple shade tree seedlings are bundled by five and sell for $8. Two each of the flowering Sargent Crabapple, Common Lilac, and Red Bud are sold for $10. Pickup will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 13 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 at the Huron County Fairgrounds Agronomy Building.