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March 2018 events

Conservation Almanac Special Notice

        Winter Walk this Sunday, Zero-Waste Wardrobe this Tuesday

Winter Walk at Manuel Correllus State Forest

Sunday, March 11

Please join us for our final Winter Walk of the 2017-2018 season, an educational and invigorating hike through the largest tract of conservation land on our Island. The interpretative walk will be led by the newly formed "Friends of State Forest" group, which advocates on behalf of MCSF. Read more about this vital conservation property, and the new Friends group here at our website.

Sunday's hike will be the first trip along a new route currently being developed by the Friends group, intended as an introduction to the diverse habitats of the State Forest. Join us Sunday and help "test drive" the new trail!

The walk begins at 10 am at the headquarters located off Barnes Road and is expected to be 1.5 - 2.5 miles, and last about 2 hours.

Photo by David Foster, view from a MCSF fire lane to the West Tisbury moraine.

Zero-Waste Wardrobe
Breaking Free from Plastic
Tuesday, March 13

The second in our series of monthly workshops on "Breaking Free from Plastic," at the Island Co-Housing Common House from 6 to 7 pm. Kids are welcome!

Learn strategies for minimizing your wardrobe, how to repair the clothes you’ve got, and how to recycle your clothes that are beyond repair.  Our special guest will be designer Lauren Morgan (CEO of Lauren Morgan Co), joining us to share the story of how she changed her company's philosophy and standards once she became aware of the monstrous waste problems within the fashion field.

Natural fabrics—such as cotton, silk and wool—are made of animal or plant-based materials, while synthetics like polyester, rayon, acrylic and others are produced entirely from chemicals. The demand for polyester fabric, which is essentially a form of plastic, has increased by over half since 1980, making it the single most used textile. The average American disposes of 82 pounds of textiles each year, mostly polyester, which will not biodegrade in a landfill. By selling/donating clothing and buying secondhand, you help the environment by not adding to the waste heading to the landfill. 

P.S.: Don't forget to bring something for the Clothing Swap!

Breaking Free from Plastic events are co-sponsored by Plastic Free on MV and the Vineyard Conservation Society.

Photo by Nina Hitchen

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