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SAVE lecture shares “How to Save a River”

Posted Oct 9th, 2017 by Helene Sheets  Category: Community Interest, Education, Events, General News

 

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents “How to Save a River: Water Stewardship & Related Environmental Land-Use Issues” with Abigail Frost-King on Tuesday, November 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In addition to her role as President and Founder of the Save Maumee Grassroots Organization, Inc., Ms. Frost-King is an expert of the Maumee River in Allen County and its watershed. Her presentation also shares her own experiences from traveling the river via boat.

Ms. Frost-King currently manages the Save Maumee Riparian Buffer Initiative to reforest 4.13 acres of land next to the most degraded streams in Allen County. She administers this Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant through the USDA Forest Service for $180,000. Ms. Frost-King’s research began in 2001 after purchasing a house on the Maumee River. Facilitation of ecosystem restoration projects began in 2005.

Having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Public Speaking with a minor in Government and Business from Purdue University, Ms. Frost-King is certified as a Watershed Coordinator/Watershed Expert from Purdue W. Lafayette: Watershed Leadership Academy. Previously, she served as Treasurer of the Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership and Environmental Consultant for the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor: Region 1. Well-known for her work, she received the Woman of Northeast Indiana Award from the NBC News-Center (2016), the Green Light Legacy Hall of Fame Award from Sustainable Indiana (2016) and Save Maumee: Organization of the Year Award from the Hoosier Environmental Council (2011).

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For further information on S.A.V.E. or upcoming lectures, please contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak, OSF, at 419-824-3691 or email rsobczak@lourdes.edu. S.A.V.E. is a 501c (3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate people of all ages about the environment and to link ecology and spirituality to bring others a greater appreciation of the natural world. The S.A.V.E. office is located on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis and home of Lourdes University.
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The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University offers a beautiful state-of-the-art theatre, commons and conference center located in the picturesque Toledo suburb of Sylvania. The conference center is available for conferences, camps and seminars. For information, call 419-517-8950.

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