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“GREAT LAKES WALK” PROGRAM

“GREAT LAKES WALK” PRESENTATION TUESDAY EVENING at 7pm, APRIL 21 with MICHIGAN AUTHOR LOREEN NIEWENHUIS
  • When Apr 21, 2015 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where MAPL, Mackinaw City
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  • Contact Phone 231-436-5451
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In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked the perimeter of Lake Michigan and wrote the bestselling book, “A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach.”  In 2012, she took another long journey, covering 1000 miles of shoreline touching all five Great Lakes. That book, “A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Walk,” explores the entire Great Lakes system.

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In this presentation, she will take you along the shores of all five Great Lakes and many of the waterways connecting them. In words, photos, and video, you’ll explore the geology, hydrology, and natural history of the largest system of fresh water lakes in the world.  She will also illuminate the threats to this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, destruction of wetlands, and the gradual warming of the lakes.  Niewenhuis speaks with the authority of an expert, as she has a M.S. degree in the biological sciences. She raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting the fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.

Both books will be available to buy that evening for $15 each.  Please RSVP and join us at the library at 528 W. Central Avenue in Mackinaw City for the 7 pm program on Tuesday April 21.  For more details, contact the library at 231-436-5451, mackinaw1@gmail.com or see http://www.mackinawareapl.michlibrary.org/ .  You can also “Like” us on Facebook

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