Winchester speaker to discuss 18-day river trip
Program to be held at library
Ruth Oppedahl will present “I Heart Wisconsin Trip” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
The trip was an 18-day paddle from the source of the Wisconsin River to the confluence with the Mississippi River in October 2015.
As a positive response to the state’s budget cuts to natural resources, Oppedahl decided to use her vacation exploring Wisconsin from north to south.
Along the way, she met with conservation groups and citizens to learn how they help protect Wisconsin’s lands, waters and wildlife. Oppedahl will share her photographs, blogs, insights and experiences as she paddled the river.
Oppedahl is the executive director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, a philanthropic organization that makes grants for managing public lands and research on rare species in Wisconsin and coordinates a field trip program throughout the state.
Sponsored by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public. Cookies and coffee are served at 6 p.m. The program begins promptly at 6:30.
Winchester Academy programs are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. This program is sponsored by T-Dubs Public House in Waupaca.
For more information about Winchester Academy, check winchesteracademywaupaca.org or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or email@example.com.