AMV Stream Restoration Project Garners Interest From Abroad

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Shown, L to R, are: Lydia Page, resident/co-chair of AMV's Wildlife Team; Harry & Heddy Taima, AMV residents/Wildlife Team members; Hobun Ikeya, Pres. of Ecosystem Conservancy-Japan; Robert Johnson, Pres.-Wildlife Habitat; and AMV Exec. Dir. David Denton.

Asbury Methodist Village's passion for the environment received international attention today when Hobun Ikeya, president of the Ecosystem Conservancy – Japan, visited AMV to view a major restoration project completed this winter to address erosion of the stream that feeds into AMV's lower pond. Before beginning the project, AMV associates consulted with members of the community's Wildlife Team, working to minimize any disruption the project would cause to birds and other wildlife who live near the pond. Ikeya’s visit came as part of a larger tour to the City of Gaithersburg, which recently won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award in Excellence in Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging.

In addition to those pictured in the photograph, five other visitors accompanied Ikeya from Japan, including a researcher and planning officer from the Ecosystem Conservancy, a research, conservation and advocacy organization.


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