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Attend land management workshops at the Making It Home film festival (March 13, 2010)

What's at stake if residents don't talk about the land and our connections to it? "If we don't talk about our connection to nature, we may not realize how important it is, and it may become sacrificed in the name of progress. Nature has no voice. Discussion can give the land a voice, and can give people a voice, too." —Katie Abbott, Making It Home program coordinator

One of the many springs of Iowa County, Wisconsin
Photo credit: Sue Swanson

Come to beautiful southwest Wisconsin for a fun and informative weekend March 11–14, 2010. The films tell stories that are funny, touching, and thought-provoking. Event coordinators will have discussions and activities to tie them back to the area's rich cultural and natural resources.

On Saturday morning, March 13, the festival is hosting a land management workshop at Folklore Village. Three consecutive sessions include "Grassland Birds" presented by Dave Sample at 8:30, "Groundwater and Geology of Southwest Wisconsin" presented by Madeline Gotkowitz and Bill Batten of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey at 9:30, and "Prairie Restoration" presented by Rich Henderson at 10:30. There will be plenty of time for attendees to ask questions. The workshop is free, but preregistration is required.

Time: March 13, 8:30–11:30 am
Location: Folklore Village, 3210 County Highway BB, east of Dodgeville (map).
Contact: Call Katie Abbott to preregister at 608.935.2791 ext. 134.

For more information about the film festival, visit www.makingwisconsinhome.org.