The Jacksonville State University
Environmental Policy and Information (EPIC) will co-host a Wilderness
Celebration on December 15 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Eastern
Wilderness Act, the designation of
Alabama’s three Wilderness areas,
and the publication of John Randolph’s new book, The Battle for Alabama Wilderness.
The event is open to the public.
It will take place Thursday at the former
FortMcClellan in the historic Terra Café
The Wilderness Celebration is
co-hosted by leading legislative sponsors of the Dugger Mountain Wilderness Act,
Governor Bob Riley and former Congressman Glen Browder. Featured will be several
special guests including Wilderness pioneers Bob and Mary Burk, former
Congressman Ronnie Flippo, Alabama Department of Conservation Operations Manager
Rick Liles, and the Wilderness Society’s Frank Peterman.
At approximately , EPIC Director Pete Conroy will invite
the Congressmen and special guests to make comments. Following, author John
Randolph will discuss his book. He will also be available to sell and sign them.
JSU’s EPIC is pleased to have
organized this event along with its partners: The Wilderness Society, the Nature
Conservancy of Alabama, and the McClellan JPA (Joint Powers Authority).