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Winchester Academy presents – Earth Day: A Journalist’s Reflections After 50 Years
March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bill Berry is a Stevens Point-based journalist and writer who has covered the environment most of his life. His 2014 book, “Banning DDT, How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way,” was named the top nature book of 2014 by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association. He writes a regular column for the Capital Times newspaper of Madison, frequently on environmental topics.
The presenter will review the good, bad and ugly 50 years after the first Earth Day in 1970. He has covered environmental issues for most of those 50 years and will look at how the awareness generated in 1970 has continued to impact key environmental decisions at the state and national level. Examples will include issues of local, state and national importance, such as how the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act affected Wisconsin’s natural resources and the public’s understanding of environmental issues. Berry uses colorful anecdotes and stories gathered from five decades to add a human dimension to his work on the “environmental beat.”
Our free programs are open to everyone on Mondays beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Waupaca Area Public Library. Coffee, conversation, and cookies at 6:00 P.M
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