Northern Michigan University will host an active environmental stewardship forum titled “Learn & Spring Into Action” on Tuesday, March 17, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The free event is open to the public and is sponsored by the NMU Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department, as well as Lions Club International.
Beginning at 6 p.m., participants may learn about various conservation efforts from representatives staffing tables in the lobby outside of 1100 Jamrich. At 7 p.m. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) conservation organizer Clayton Daughenbaugh will deliver the keynote address, which details the fight to save Utah's national parks and ancestral lands threatened by natural gas interests.
As part of his presentation, Daughenbaugh will show an award-winning, 15-minute documentary titled Wild Utah: America's Red Rock Wilderness. Past director of Lions Club International Jennifer Ware will follow with a discussion of environmental sustainability.
Other presenters at the event include the U.P. Environmental Coalition, Superior Watershed Partnership, Partridge Creek Farm, Transition Marquette, the Inter-Tribal Council and MSU Extension/North Farm. The audience will have the opportunity to respond to the material presented and plan next steps toward environmental stewardship.
The NMU EEGS Department's mission is to help students analyze local and global issues that challenge the human–environment relationship. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working full time to defend Utah's Red Rock Wilderness. Lions Club International encourages individuals to join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities and the world.