Sustainability Roundtable: David Wicks, The Ohio River: Three Stories

When Feb 21, 2023
from 04:00 PM to 04:50 PM
Where Microsoft Teams
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Join the UofL Sustainability Council for our spring Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm.

Payne Hollow On The OhioOur guest on 2/21 will be Dr. David Wicks, a retired JCPS Environmental Education Coordinator who for 30 years taught and still teaches at the University of Louisville. He is chair of the Payne Hollow on the Ohio Board, Vice Chair and Founder of the Ohio River Way, and, in his role as chair of the River City Paddle Sports board, has been a consistent advocate for the past decades for the restoration of Beargrass Creek.

David's presentation will provide an overview of the Ohio River Way, a 275-mile water trail from Portsmouth, OH to West Point KY. We will focus on two individual projects that impact on the river and our appreciation of it.

Payne Hollow on the Ohio is a new organization whose mission is to sustainably restore, preserve and protect historic Payne Hollow, in Trimble County, KY, the homestead of Harlan and Anna Hubbard.

The second project will provide an overview of the USACE/MSD Beargrass Creek Restoration project.

The interdisciplinary approach to understanding the river and land, as is being envisioned at Payne Hollow, and the hard and expensive work of restoring the ecological systems of Ohio River tributaries like Beargrass Creek will help transform the Ohio River and our respect for the waters that flow through and by our communities.

We will finish with a pitch for Morgan Atkinson's new documentary: Ohio - Life, Death and Rebirth of the Beautiful River.

Payne Hollow on the Ohio

No pre-registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public.

If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

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