Friday, April 17, 2015
Yesterday I alerted listeners to the “Climate Speakers.” This relatively new group is attempting to educate and involve the community on issues related to climate change. Today’s blog has a link to their website. Consider having one of the Climate Speakers address your class or group.
So, yesterday I highlighted the “Climate Speakers.” Today, I want to advertise the “Forest Keepers.” The Forest Keepers is a group that has been around for some time. They, too, have a website, and the link is at kusp.org/landuse. The Forest Keepers are also interested in community education, and in stimulating community involvement. Their focus is the north campus portion of UCSC, which is threatened by the University’s truly dramatic expansion plans. The University wants to build more than 3,000,000 square feet of new construction in what has previously been an official “natural reserve.” As part of their educational program, the Forest Keepers conduct “forest walks,” to show people what is at stake. You can get a complete list on the Forest Keepers’ website, but here is a heads up on a “Wildflowers and More” walk scheduled for Sunday, April 19th. Meet at 1:00 p.m. at the North Remote lot at UCSC.
For all of their walks and tours, the Forest Keepers promise that “rain does not cancel.” Lots of walks and tours are coming up. Let’s hope we get lots of rain!