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Summer 2016 Newsletter for
the Old-Growth Forest Network
What an amazing quarter it has been for the Old-Growth Forest Network!  In the last few months I have been on the road meeting many wonderful forest lovers and protectors.   During that time I:

Gave talks about ancient forest preservation and the work of the Old-Growth Forest Network to: Wicomico Garden Club (MD); Democratic Women's Club of Worcester County (MD); Sweet Briar College (VA); Washington College (MD); Easton Club East's Enrichment Planning Team (MD); Greenbelt Community Arbor Day Celebration (MD); Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church (MD); Washington & Jefferson College (PA); Pymatuning Lab of Ecology (PA); Garden Club of Virginia's 2016 Horticulture Field Day(VA).

Participated in educational walks through forests at: Sweet Briar College (VA); Seth Forest (MD); Greenbelt Forest Preserve (MD); Chestnut Grove (MD); Hartley Woods (PA); Washington & Jefferson Abernathy Field Station (PA); West Virginia University Core Arboretum (WV); Elizabeth Woods (WV); Tryon-Weber Woods (PA); Hearts Content National Scenic Area (PA); Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve (KY); Brigadoon State Nature Preserve (KY); Floracliff Nature Sanctuary (KY); Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve (KY); Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve (IN); Stadum Woods (VA); Leakin Park (MD).

Dedicated four new forests into the Old-Growth Forest Network (see more about these forests at www.oldgrowthforest.net):
Pennsylvania, Crawford County: Tryon-Weber Woods
Pennsylvania, Warren County: Hearts Content National Scenic Area
Kentucky, Harlan County: Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve
Indiana, Vanderburgh County: Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
And added many more to our "up and coming" list!

These dedications relied on the efforts of our volunteer County Coordinators. Special thanks to:
Dr. Walter Carson: Crawford and Warren Counties, PA
Greg Abernathy and Hugh Archer: Harlan County, KY

Additional thanks to our volunteer photographers:
James Wilmoth (Hearts Content National Scenic Area)
Bob Gwaltney (Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve)
Dedication of Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve in Kentucky
I was thrilled to be able to add Kentucky and Indiana into the Old-Growth Forest Network - such a delight to visit forests in these states again - we now have fifteen states in the Network! 

None of this would be possible without donors like you. Thank you for giving the forests a voice.  I hope you will continue to support the dream of an Old-Growth Forest Network.

And even more!  Held a fundraiser in Ocean City, MD; was filmed in Cook Forest, PA; reviewed the page proofs for my book Nature's Temples: the Complex World of Old-Growth Forests already available for pre-order; continued working in collaboration with photographer Robert Llewellyn on the photography book, Seeing Forests, due out in fall 2017.   

Special thanks to my hosts.  They save us money AND make my life on the road more comfortable and enjoyable:
Kaye and Lloyd Byrd
Peter Stifel
Linda Kalinen
Mary Lou Williamson
Doug and Deirdre Smith
Jennifer Barnett
Alyssa Maloof
Jeff and Judy Kirwan
Jill Jonnes

And always special thanks to our corporate donors!
Welcome to our newest corporate sponsor, Wake the Tree Furniture Company, www.wakethetree.comDevoted to handcrafting fine modern furniture from beautiful solid wood.  Please consider them when shopping for handcrafted wood furniture.

Mamma Chiawww.mammachia.com, gives through 1% for the Planet. Mamma Chia is a conscious and sustainable food and beverage company that honors and uplifts both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet.

Nadina's Cremes, www.nadinascremes.com. Nadina's Cremes uses only natural ingredients and fragrances and emphasizes materials and techniques that will protect and preserve the environment.  

Have you shown support yet this year? If not this would be a great time to show that you support us in speaking for the trees. This link will take you to a donation page which includes information for mail or electronic giving: Yes!  I want to show support.  


For the Forests,

Joan Maloof
Founder and Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network
Author, Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest
and Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests

 
 
The Old-Growth Forest Network is the first national organization working specifically to preserve ancient forests for the enjoyment of present and future generations. In counties capable of supporting forest growth we identify at least one forest that will be forever protected from logging and open to the public. Then we help families connect with these forests. The result will be a national network of treasured forests where all generations can experience native biodiversity and the beauty of nature.  We depend on your donations to continue our work! Click here to Donate.
 
For more information, visit the Old-Growth Forest Network website
or contact Joan Maloof at joan@oldgrowthforest.net






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