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E-M:/ ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE



 

PRESS ADVISORY

 

 

Fax: 451-3051

 

ATTN: Enviro-mich

DATE: Sunday August 7th 2005                                                                                                     

SPONSOR CONTACT: Leah Arnold, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, 451-3051

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

ARCTIC ADVENTURER AND AUTHOR TO SPEAK

ABOUT ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

 

Northern adventurer and accomplished author Jon Waterman will offer and evening of photographs and words from his new book, Where Mountains are Nameless: Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on August 7th at 5pm at Fountain St. Church. 24 Fountain St..

 

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. This presentation will explore how oil exploration has choked Alaska's pristine wilderness and also traces the lives of Olaus and Mardie Murie, legendary conservationists who devoted their lives to the protection of America’s Arctic.

 

The presentation, which is 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.

 

The program is sponsored by The West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Alaska Coalition.

 

WHEN:      August 7th at 5pm

WHERE:    Fountain St. Church. 24 Fountain St

WHO:         Jon Waterman, Northern Adventurer and Author