Posts Tagged ‘green community’

Thanks Twin Lakes!

“We want to give a big, whole hearted thank you to the Twin Lakes Conservation Survey Task Force. Their volunteer service for the park last weekend helped to remove approximately 500 – 700 lbs of trash from the cave. Trash and debris are carried in by flooding and can remain in the cave system- until pulled out by volunteers.

Clean-ups such as this demonstrate the continued efforts, began 21 years ago, to protect and preserve Lost River Cave.  Give us a call to learn about ways you can join in our preservation efforts.”

Special thanks Jon Durall, Matt McClintock, Stacey Brewer, Steve Gentry, Preston & Sherrie Forsythe, Jack Ferguson and Paul Fleischmann.
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Kentucky Colonel Rho Lansden

Our very own Executive Director Rho Lasden was honored recently in Bowling Green with the Kentucky Colonel award. This award is highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Commissions for Kentucky colonels are given by the Governor and the Secretary of State to honor those with remarkable accomplishments and incredible community service in Kentucky or nationally. Steve Beshear gave the honor by issuance of letters patent. Rho has taken the honor with exceptional grace and humility, however she has requested to be saluted upon enter any room.

We are so proud of Rho and what she has given to our back to our state.

8th Annual Earth Day Invasive Plant Pull

It’s time to root out and destroy pesky plant invaders with at the 8th Annual Invasive Plant Pull!  In celebration of Earth Day, Lost River Cave and Valley invites you to spend an afternoon to help re-invigorate the valley floor, on Saturday, April, 23th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Bring your entire family and join other community members as they band together in an attempt to eradicate invasive plants from the Lost River Valley.

Pre-register so we can plan a plant plot for you to help pull pesky plants from the valley. Early-bird registrants will receive free Invasive Plant Pull t-shirts, Free Boat Tours, Door Prizes, and Gift Shop Discounts.  Volunteers can pre-register by visiting us online at http://www.lostrivercave.com to download the application. Applications can also be picked up at Lost River Cave and Valley located at 2818 Nashville Road in Bowling Green, KY or calling us at 270-393-0077.

The Invasive Plant Pull is an annual event at Lost River Cave & Valley offering individuals a chance to gain volunteer experience while teaching you to detect invasive plant species wherever you see them. With your help Lost River will one day be rid of the pesky sprouts that run rampantly over the 25-acre valley floor. Clearing plants like winter creeper and privet is easy work that provides much needed elbow room for our long suffering native plants. Your handiwork will be rewarded when you see that sunshine, rain and nutrients are helping to re-invigorate the forest floor with a carpet of ferns and native flowers that provide food and shelter for the valley’s native and migrating animals.

 

FRIENDS OF LOST RIVER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization is committed to environmental education, community building, and natural resource preservation. Lost River Cave has been visited by travelers from all over the world who come to experience Kentucky’s Only Underground Boat Tour.

Bicycle Bowing Green Comes to Lost River!

Join Lost River Cave and members of the Bicycle Bowling Green organization on Saturday, May 22, for a ride down the Greenways Trails at Lost River Cave & Valley as we seek to build a bicycle-friendly community.

Meet the group in the parking lot at 8:30 a.m. before embarking on the hour-long family style ride that leads through the paved trail at 9:00 a.m.

Try to arrive early! The first 20 riders who show up will receive free admission for Lost River Cave’s Underground Boat Tour!

This event is open to the whole family. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear helmets, they are required for all riders!

This event is a Lost River, Naturally family outdoor involvement program.

For more information about the event, email Bicycle Bowling Green president, Sara Shipley Hiles (saraship@gmail.com), or drew@lostrivercave.com!