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Posted on: November 28, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Join SCC’s Environmental Literature Club this winter

Join Story County Conservation Naturalist Emily Herring this winter, at Café Diem in downtown Ames, for an Environmental Literature Club.

Throughout history, there have been some amazing environmental writers, from Thoreau to Carson and Abbey to Pollan. Their diverse topics and writing styles have transcended many generations and all have one thing in common – the environment.

All book discussions will take place at the Café Diem coffee shop (229 Main Street) in downtown Ames.

Each month, the group will discuss a different book in the following order:

Environmental Literature Club
Monday, January 21, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- The Last River Rat by Kenny Selway
Monday, February 11, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Monday, March 11, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture by Wendell Berry.

Cost of the program is $5 with pre-registration and payment required by Friday, December 7. Fee covers refreshments (cookies, mini scones, decaf coffee, and lemonade).

Paperback books can be purchased through Story County Conservation: Unsettling of America ($12), The Last River Rat ($11), and Desert Solitaire ($7). All books purchased through SCC will be available to pick up at the conservation center by December 21.

For more information or to register, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), or email

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Emily Herring
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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