Slide Show Focuses on Arctic Refuge Wildlife
A total of 1,237 Sierra Club members and interested citizens turned out for an Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge slide show presented at nine locations throughout the state. Featuring beautiful images and native music, the show is part of the Caribou Commons Project, an international effort to permanently protect the calving grounds of the porcupine caribou herd located in the refuge. The refuge would be opened to drilling under an energy plan being debated in Washington.
A unique collaboration among aboriginal people, northern artists, and conservationists, the Caribou Commons Project is making people aware of the issue through the touring slide show.
Environmentalist and photographer Ken Madsen gave the presentation in Bloomington, Evansville, Columbus, Indianapolis, Muncie, Fort Wayne, West Lafayette, South Bend, and Valparaiso.
More information on the project is available on the web.
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