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12 December 2005

JSU Co-Hosts Historic Celebration of Wilderness

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 Fort McClellan in the historic Terra Café from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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 6:00 p.m., 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).

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