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Friday, February 10, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reviving burned rivers

Dr. John Hartig, manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, shares true stories of triumph over environmental tragedy. His book, Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire, chronicles the damage done to the Rouge, Cuyahoga, Buffalo, and Chicago rivers. At various times, pollution was so severe that these important Great Lakes waterways burst into flames. Hartig also tells how everyday people, working alone or in concert with others, mounted successful efforts to restore the rivers to better health.

Doors open at 6 p.m. General seating. Admission is $6 adults and $3 children ages 3 - 12. This is part of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Lyceum Lecture Series.

Advanced sales are available by calling 330-657-2909. On lecture days, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636 ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.

Dr. John Hartig, manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, shares true stories of triumph over environmental tragedy. His book, Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire, chronicles the damage done to the Rouge, Cuyahoga, Buffalo, and Chicago rivers. At various times, pollution was so severe that these important Great Lakes waterways burst into flames. Hartig also tells how everyday people, working alone or in concert with others, mounted successful efforts to restore the rivers to better health. Doors open at 6 p.m. General seating. Admission is $6 adults and $3 children ages 3 - 12. This is part of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Lyceum Lecture Series. Advanced sales are available by calling 330-657-2909. On lecture days, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636 ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.

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