Trail of Tears State Forest: A Blueprint for the Future

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July 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Carbondale, IL

Event Description

The State Forest is gradually changing from oaks and hickories, which provide food for wildlife, to shade tolerant species such as maple, beech and pawpaw. Plans are underway to restore the forest and preserve its wildlife communities.

Presenter Tracy Boutelle Fidler is the Restoration Co-ordinator for the Cache River Joint Venture. From the Shedd Aquarium to the Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Program, Fidler has had the opportunity to focus on a variety of conservation issues. While with The Nature Conservancy, she supported teams working on China’s Yangtze River, Brazil’s Pantanal and, closer to home, the Mississippi River.

The program will be held at the REAR entrance of 217 East Main Street in Carbondale on Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 pm. It is FREE and open to the public. Parking and entrance are at the rear, across from Rock Hill Baptist Church (Monroe and Marion Streets.)

Sponsored by the Sierra Club, Shawnee Group.

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