Community Nature Play Date — Art Poles Unveiled!

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Community members turned out on a beautiful fall day last Sunday, September 18th, to see our local artists and budding conservationists’ art work installed on art poles along the path through the Short Street Nature Preserve. Although the native plants have not yet been installed, the neighborhood artwork now adorns the space.

Over the summer, families spent time, guided by Nannette Horan of Positive Energy Art Studio, carving and painting clay tiles with visions inspired by the native plants that will be installed at the Short Street Nature Preserve and Play Space. These tiles express for each artist what nature means to them and what nature provides to us and to the world around us.

At the Nature Play Date, kids and families got to show off their own nature art. Participants also got to write out their own commitments to Mother Nature on a white board and have their picture taken with their commitment. A few of those pictures are featured below.

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