Join Ric Zarwell for a trip through the history of the Mississippi River Valley at 7:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the Houston Nature Center, that will include personal reflections, stories and color slides. He will address birdlife, characters from the past who knew the river best, historical changes to habitats, changes in waterfowl and other waterbird populations, and new resource management initiatives including bluffland conservation. There will be ample time for questions and answers, and the sharing of insights.
Ric Zarwell is not only the Important Bird Areas Coordinator for Iowa Audubon, but he grew up in the Mississippi River Valley bottomlands astride the Minnesota-Iowa border in the 1950's and ‘60s.
This program is free and open to the public. The Houston Nature Center is located one block north of the intersection of Hwys 16 & 76 in Houston in Trailhead Park on West Plum Street. For more information contact the Houston Nature Center at 507-896-4668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.