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We’re “Bowling” for the Forest!

Support the Watershed Center With a Chance to Win This Beautiful Hand-carved Maple Bowl

This summer, the Watershed Center did a little timbering at the Waterworks. One of the sugar maples nature gave us had a basal wound that was left to return to the Earth. Later we went back and decided to cut open the abandoned piece. Inside we found beautiful pink wood and wonderful patterns showing the very start of decomposition’s discoloration. It was too wonderful to leave behind to we gave it to Jeffersonville artist Ralph Tursini to work some magic.

Turned green and dried slowly to let it assume it’s own natural shape, the resulting bowl is both a work of utilitarian art and a piece of Waterworks natural history. It’s been lightly finished with tung oil, citrus, and beeswax. And now it can be yours!

Valued at $100, we’re raffling off this natural wonder at our annual meeting on March 16th. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind prize are $5 or 3 for $10 and will be available at the annual meeting and at the Best Night celebration in Bristol. You can also obtain them from any Watershed Center board member.

Support conservation at the Waterworks and get a chance to bring a small part of it home!


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