Book Report: Urban Ecology

We bumped into Ken Leinbach on our way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for our pre-season team backpacking trip. He is a leader making positive change in Wisconsin and beyond. Check out his book or the link below to learn more!

 

Book Title and Author: Urban Ecology by Ken Leinbach

Main idea of story: A quiet experiment in Milwaukee that is turning heads! It starts with getting a city kid to explore their neighborhood park and has the power to transform a city. This project can be replicated through the USA and beyond! Simply put – getting kids out into nature can positively change the world!

Main characters in the book:

This is a community project that is open to everyone! Young or old, the more the merrier for this mission!

Something unique and interesting about the story/book for readers to know: Check out their website! https://urbanecologycenter.org/

Favorite part of the story/book and why: Favorite part must be page 252 – This has a big picture of our friend Ken detailing some of his amazing life experiences which he puts into action in a positive way!

Was this book entertaining, educational, amusing, etc?: This book details a fun Wisconsin project that is impacting children for the better! It is very educational and insightful!

Would you recommend this book?: Yes! If you are interested in learning about a local Wisconsin community project you should check this out!

 

PS – Thanks for the note and autograph, Ken!

50th Anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

As Canoecopia 2018 concludes we wanted to share insight into one of the overarching themes presented – the Celebration of the Wild & Scenic River Act’s 50th Anniversary!
The Fox River does not fall under this classification, but other efforts throughout our community are continuing to clean, protect, and promote our precious waterways.

Check out the Act below or click the link to learn more! Through the link you will find an interactive map indicating the rivers currently protected in Wisconsin and throughout our Nation!

https://www.rivers.gov/wsr-act.php

 

It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that they and their immediate environments shall be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Congress declares that the established national policy of dams and other construction at appropriate sections of the rivers of the United States needs to be complemented by a policy that would preserve other selected rivers or sections thereof in their free-flowing condition to protect the water quality of such rivers and to fulfill other vital national conservation purposes. (Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, October 2, 1968)

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