Coffee Talk on ‘Environmental Gems of Northern Illinois’

Coffee Talk on ‘Environmental Gems of Northern Illinois’


“Environmental Gems of Northern Illinois” will be the subject of a Coffee Talk to be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St., Rockford.

Five of the “top environmentalists of the area” will share their favorite local environmental spots at the next Coffee Talk. The program is co-sponsored by the Sierra Club Blackhawk Chapter.

Don Miller, naturalist/coordinator of Severson Dells Education Foundation, will speak about the Sugar River; and Sue Breidigam, president of the local Sierra Club, will suggest the five best cross-country skiing places. Brian Russart, Winnebago County conservationist with the Soil & Water Conservation District; Jamie Johannsen of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve; and Jerry Paulson, director of the Natural Land Institute, will talk about their favorite “gems.”

What are some of the known and unknown environmental gems of the area? Where are special places of wilderness, scenic beauty and natural wonder that could and should be preserved? Speak with five of the most knowledgeable environmentalists of the region and hear about some of our magical and wondrous places. Slides of some of the natural areas will be shown.

Coffee Talks are sponsored by Rockford Peace and Justice Action Committee and are presented every Monday night at 7:30 p.m. The coffee is provided. The discussions are free and open to everyone, and all are invited to participate. Coffee Talks are held on a variety of topics of general interest.

For more information, call Stanley Campbell at (815) 964-7111.

Happy Birthday to

Stan “The Man” Campbell

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