“Hey, Leave Some Earth Alone!” A Presentation on Wilderness Preservation

Garden of The Gods Wilderness, Illinois

Gulf Island Wilderness, Mississippi

Jim Glover, Recreation Professor Emeritus, will speak Monday March 30 at 7 PM at the Carbondale Township Hall. The presentation, sponsored by the Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Did you know there are eight Wilderness Areas in Illinois, all in Southern Illinois’ own backyard? Learn what Wilderness is, why it’s important and why some folks say it doesn’t matter.

Glover, author of the book A Wilderness Original: The Life of Bob Marshall, taught courses in wilderness leadership and ethics at SIU, and has published numerous articles on Wilderness.

Cedar Roughs Wilderness, California

The Carbondale Township Hall (217 E. Main St., Carbondale) is located directly across Main St. from The Bank of Carbondale. Parking is available in the lot behind the Township Hall, which can be accessed via Monroe St. The entrance door is on the alley, near the parking lot. Watch for signs. The program is free and open to the public, everyone is welcome. For more information, call 618/457-6367 or check the Shawnee Chapter website at shawneeaudubon.org.

Shawnee Chapter is the local chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society. Founded in 1897, Illinois Audubon has been helping to preserve Illinois’ flora and fauna ever since. More information is available at illinoisaudubon.org.

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