Join us for the March Environemental Film Fest
LCOOCC, 13466 Trepania, Hayward, Wisconsin
LCOOCC James “Pipe” Mustache Auditorium Thursday, March 11th, 2010 Lunch Available on Site @ 11:30am for $5 – Provided by LCO Elders Association 12:00pm Speaker: Dr. Damian Vraniak 12:30pm Film:“America’s Lost Landscape: The Tall Grass” 1:30pm Community Discussion – Advocacy to Action
Prior to Euro American settlement in the 1820s, one of the major landscape features of North America was 240 million acres of tall grass prairie, but between 1830 and 1900 the prairie was steadily transformed to farmland. This change brought about an enormous social change for Native Americans. The film creates a powerful and moving viewing experience about the natural and cultural history of America. Loss of prairie and fragmentation is a loss of many species, plant, animal, and human. (57 minutes)
Save the Dates for Upcoming Environmental Films and Sustainable Living Education!Thursdays –April 22nd and May 6th
For More Information Contact: Amber Marlow – GIS Lab/ Rm 508 or @ 634-4790 ext 156
Happy Tonics did the same thing in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, USA. We created a Monarch Butterfly Habitat, a restored remnant native tall grass prairie, where once buffalo roamed and tall grasses grew. The habitat is alongside of an old railroad bed on a narrow strip of land, on one half acre. The railroad bed is now a trail for foot travel, bicycle and horses.
Dennis Van Engelsdorp spoke about the importance of helping the pollinators especially honey and native bees including the beloved bumble bee. He suggests letting meadows grow. You can view the video on our Blog re: A Plea for Bees.
Let’s get beyond the written world. I would love to hear from you and learn what you are doing right now to help Green Up your corner of the world. Let’s turn the abandoned wasteland into something beautiful as a Pay it Forward act of kindness for generations to come.