Posted by: cindydyer | February 16, 2010

Today We Sing Your Praises

Hand Drum Contest
Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Convention Center. On Thursday, 18 February 2010, Happy Tonics will be presenting a program on Oneida Culture and Corn at the LCO Ojibwe Community College.

Brighter Planet Results
The Brighter Planet voting period has ended. Happy Tonics, Inc. received 234 votes for our initiative to adapt to Climate Change in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Happy Tonics, Inc. Officers and Board Members wish to thank each and every one of you for your votes. Today we heard from Michelle L. Voight, Executive Director, of Tourism Washburn County Tourism Association at www.washburncounty.org. Michelle let us know she voted for our Climate Change Native Habitat and Community Garden in Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

We are both members of Destination Marketing Organization at http://wisconsinvisitor.com/?113140. Nancy Herman of Yellow River Advertising and Marketing, and Greg Vreeland of Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, are dedicated to letting the public know that we have some great green initiatives to promote Volunteer Eco-vacations and Eco-tourism in the Great North Woods of Wisconsin. Check out the train schedule in Spooner at http://www.spoonertrainride.com/ to find some interesting short excursions that include meals and other eco-friendly activities like the pumpkin train that goes out to a pumpkin patch in the fall.

Adapting to Climate Change
In the summer, right down the road in Shell Lake, is the Monarch Butterfly Habitat that Happy Tonics founded and maintains. The city-owned land is now a Restored Remnant Tall Grass Prairie for many species of butterflies, native bees and dragonflies. Visitors have even seen ducks, deer and a bear come wandering through the habitat. Monarch Butterfly Habitat poster design by Cindy Dyer, www.cindydyer.wordpress.com

One doesn’t need a lot of land to restore nature back to native habitat. Native plants are host plants to butterflies and do not require intensive watering. The plants have very deep roots. The prairie rose has been known to grow 20 feet down into the soil to tap water. Can you imagine lawns doing this? Why deplete water to maintain a lawn? Native grasses and wildflowers can do all this with so little but give so much in return. With climate change we need to adapt. Bless you all for voting and helping to protect Mother Earth.

Be happy insectamonarca friends, wherever you are.

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