Great Lakes Neighbor,
Each week we invite grassroots activists,
artists, officials, physicians, parents, young people and others to offer
insightful commentary on their Great Lakes experiences
and views. Of course, we also invite you to comment on their thoughts!
This week, the Town Hall is pleased to
welcome Patricia Pennell, an
environmental educator, photographer, and artist. Come visit the Great Lakes Town Hall
to read and respond to Patricia Pennell's stories and perspectives about the
Great Lakes every day this week - only in the Great
Lakes Town Hall!
Patricia Pennell is environmental educator, photographer and writer with
a lifelong interest in watershed ecology and botany. She specializes in using
rain gardens for stormwater management and stormwater education. She is a
recognized authority on rain garden construction and design. She has consulted
on or installed over thirty rain gardens as head of the rain garden program for
West Michigan Environmental Action Council in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She is the author of raingardens.org. Through the website, she responds to rain
garden questions from all over the world. She consults on environmental
education and communications projects for businesses, municipalities, and
She is a graduate of Michigan State
University with a degree
in Natural Resources and Environmental Education. She is a member of the River
Photography Society of American Rivers.
She has enjoyed working for WMEAC since
2000. She lives on a beautiful river in Kent County, Michigan, where she
watches bald eagles and osprey fish, river otters and kayakers play, and
hummingbirds feed at her window.
and respond to Patricia Pennell in the Town Hall
In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall
focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue
each week, provided by co-moderators Dave Dempsey, Gary Wilson, and Brenna
Wanous. This week, Brenna
celebrates and comments on the benefits of the spring snow melt.
Don't miss this great opportunity to read
and comment on our featured issue - Lessons
from a melting snow pile - and the thoughts of Patricia Pennell, in
the Great Lakes Town
Hall all this week!
Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes topic of their choice for five days. While
there are basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited and diverse views
are welcome. If you are interested in serving
as a guest speaker, please reply to this email. We encourage
individuals of all ages, occupations, and opinions to participate in the
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