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Outreach: Talks and hikes

2012 season:

Michigan Wilderness Act 25th Anniversary Celebration - Sylvania Location

"A decade-long campaign was an incredible undertaking, but none of us involved will ever question whether or not it was worth it when we look at the splendid shores and wild heart of Michigan that are this heroic effort's living legacy." said Jane Elder, a passionate advocate who walked the halls of Congress to help win the fight.

In honor of this anniversary, the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter hosted events at three locations: Nordhouse Dunes (May 19), Sylvania Wilderness (July 15), and Horseshoe Bay Wilderness (August 18).

The celebration at Sylvania Wilderness consist of two panel discussions at the Ottawa Visitor Center:

These panel discussions werre followed by a catered picnic at the Day Use Building at the north end of Clark Lake.

Celebration attendees at the Day Use Building

Sierra club celebration

 

2011 season:

Dr. Lee Frelich (Director, University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology)

Frelich hike 2011

presented a talk entitled: "Climate change, invasive species, and Sylvania"

and led a hike through the forest

 

The group at Katherine Lake

 

 

 

Earthworm extraction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tall old trees

 

Both events were organized in collaboration with the ONF

 

Photos by W. Brinkmann

 

 

 

 

2010 season:

Dr. Lee Frelich, University of Minnesota:

Lee Frelich hike

 

 

 

presented a talk entitled: "European earthworm invasion", July 15, at the Visitor Center, and

 

led a hike through the forest, pointing out the impact of earthworms on vegetation, July 16.

 

Both events were organized in collaboration with the Ottawa National Forest.

 

Photos by W. Brinkmann

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about Dr. Frelich's research and read published materials, visit the University of Minnesota, Center for Forest Ecology website.

2009 season: Dr. Lee Frelich

Dr. Lee Frelich, University of Minnesota:

presented a talk at the Visitor Center, 11 August 2009, "Wind, fire, and deer in northern hardwood-hemlock forests", and led a hike through the forest in Sylvania, 12 August 2009.

Both of these events were organized in collaboration with the Ottawa National Forest.

Photo by P. Jost

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