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E-M:/ program from author in six Michigan cities on arctic wildlife refuge

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>


Northern adventurer and accomplished author Jon Waterman will offer evenings of photographs and words from his new book, Where Mountains are Nameless: Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at six venues in Michigan between August 7th and August 12th, 2005. 

Jonathan Waterman blends historical narrative with vivid tales of his journeys into the Arctic, creating tension between past and present, science and politics, reflection and investigation. Since 1983, he has taken eighteen trips into the far North, trekking and paddling thousands of miles and encountering howling wolves, Inupiat hunters, and the oil-ravaged Prince William Sound. These presentation will explore how oil exploration has choked Alaska's pristine wilderness and also trace the lives of Olaus and Mardie Murie, legendary conservationists who devoted their lives to the protection of America?s Arctic. 

The presentations, which are free and open to the public, will occur just weeks before Congress votes on the Federal Budget Reconciliation Bill, which will likely include a provision that would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development. 

Jon Waterman Program Venues in Michigan:

August 7th. Grand Rapids. Venue and Time TBD. Sponsored by WMEAC and REP Michigan. 

August 8th: Brighton. 7:00 p.m. Brighton District Library. 100 Library Place.

August 9th: Hastings. 7:00 p.m. . Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. 701 W. Cloverdale Road. 

August 10th: Kalamazoo. 6;30 p.m. Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 North Westnedge . sponsored by the Kalamazoo Environmental Council, Gibbs House for Environmental Research & Education, Students for a Sustainable Earth, and REP Michigan

August 11th: Detroit Area. 7:00 p.m. St. Elizabeth?s Catholic Church. 1123 Second Street, Wyandotte, MI. Sponsored by the Detroit Audubon Society. 

August 12th: Ann Arbor. 7:00 p.m. Ann Arbor District Library. 343 S. Fifth Ave. 

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About the Author: Jon Waterman?s eight books have been published in several languages and he is the only author whose books have twice won the Banff International Book Festival "Best Adventure Travel" award. He has been presented with A National Park Service Special Achievement Award (for his rescue work on McKinley), the American Alpine Club's Literary Award, and an honorary member for life of Phi Kappa Phi. Jon's television documentary films-The Logan Challenge, Surviving Denali, Odyssey Among the Inuit-have aired on PBS, ESPN, and the Outdoor Life Network.

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