Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Portage Library to host program on local environmental stewardship opportunites

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host Houghton High School student Samir Nooshabadi from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, for his presentation on "Caring for Tomorrow, Today: An Explanation of Environmental Stewardship Opportunities in Our Local Community."

Nooshabadi will talk about the importance of environmental conservation and explain ways people can help conserve the environment locally. Several environmental organizations will be discussed; and he will describe how they function, discuss what specific activities they do, explain why those activities are important, and let people know how they can become involved and make a difference in their community. He will also discuss regional environmental issues including the proposed open-pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills near Ashland, Wisconsin.

Nooshabadi is a junior at Houghton High School and spent last semester at Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin. Conserve School is a semester school that focuses on environmental conservation. His hope is to inspire people to help preserve the natural beauty of the earth.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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