Internationally known forest ecologist Lee Frelich will lead a forest exploration hike at Newport State Park for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County on Friday, July 27.
Before he was a globally known scientist, Lee Frelich was a boy spending summers in rural Ellison Bay, passing his days in endless exploration of the woods that would become Newport Park. He thus brings to this guided hike both scientific expertise and an intimate knowledge of this exceptional Door County landscape.
The hike is a fundraiser for the Climate Change Coalition. It begins at 10 am at Europe Bay Town Park and is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $50 per person, which includes an end-of-the-hike picnic lunch.
Advance registration is required; registration is open July 7-23. To register, call Dick or Mary Smythe at 920.854.3330 or 920.421.0069.
Frelich, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, has authored more than 160 publications with 200 coauthors from 23 countries, including major works for Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. His research has been featured in the news media more than 450 times, including The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS Radio Osgood Files, and National Geographic. He has provided consulting services on forest management for many government agencies, including the U.S. Army, Air Force, National Forest Service, and National Park Service. He received a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986.
Frelich will lead a second Newport hike for the Climate Change Coalition, also a fundraiser, Saturday, Aug. 18.
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is a non-partisan organization that through education, outreach and civil dialogue increases public understanding of climate change and its many detrimental impacts at home and around the world. Your donation for the Climate Change Coalition to our fiscal agent, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization.