Monday, June 27, 2011

Big Week

The Nature Conservancy celebrates the 35th anniversary of Silver Creek Preserve this week with a gala on Thursday, June 30 at Heart Rock Ranch. You can still purchase tickets by phone at 208-788-8988.

Silver Creek has been a tremendous success due to the support of landowners, outfitters, guides, anglers, birders, volunteers, community members and people like you. This is your week. We hope you can join us in the celebration.

Spencer Beebe, one the key Conservancy figures in the acquisition of Silver Creek, will be speaking at the gala event. He'll also be speaking on his book, Cache, at 6 pm Wednesday, June 29 at the Community Library in Ketchum.

His book is described as a forty-year adventure inventing new ways of both conserving the environment and creating new businesses, working with remarkable people, and ultimately finding a new model of development to address the social, economic, and ecological issues of our day.

Conservancy lead scientist M. Sanjayan and the Conservancy's Idaho state director, Laura Hubbard, will also be speaking at the event, which features a silent trip auction, music, dancing and more.

Summer is always a busy time for the Conservancy, with many active projects. Look for stories on many of these activities on this blog soon, including a recap of the gala, a report on the showcase barley farm tour, reflections on Ernest Hemingway, journeys to the Owyhees and much more.

And we hope to see you afield this summer; we're saving a place for you!

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