Thursday, January 10, 2008

Saving the Western Wilderness: 'Wild Utah' at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The effort to save some of the most strikingly beautiful lands in the West will be described when Jackie Feinberg, National Grassroots Organizer for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), presents "Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness" at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, January 23, at 7 p.m.

"Wild Utah" is a multi-media slide show featuring stunning images by noted wilderness photographers and narrated by Robert Redford. Feinberg will lead the audience on a journey through the redrock county of Southern Utah, offering inspiration to take action to preserve some of the most unique and breathtaking landscapes of the world.

SUWA has been working for 25 years to protect Utah's remaining desert wild lands. At stake is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans.

SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region's unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on both the local and national level; and provides leadership within the conservation movement through uncompromising advocacy for wilderness preservation

Feinberg's lecture at Washington College is sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society, the Student Environmental Alliance, the WC Wilderness Club, and Echo Hill Outdoor School. Admission is free and open to the public. Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. For more information, call 410/778-7295.

January 10, 2008

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