Two wilderness events scheduled for next weekend

SHERIDAN — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984 the Wyoming Wilderness Association, the U.S. Forest Service and Wilderness Watch will present two events next weekend.

On June 13 “Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Vision for America’s Wilderness” will be held in the Sheridan College Atrium.

From 5-7 p.m. Mark Harvey, a professor at North Dakota State University and the author of “Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act,” will present a program.

On June 14 “Walk for Wilderness!” will be held at Kendrick Park.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. attendees can complete a mile-long walk, listen to live music, order food from the Burger Wagon, watch cross-cut saw demonstrations, take part in youth activities and visit outfitter, backcountry camp and “leave no trace” stations.

Both events are free and open to everyone.

For more information on the events see www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn or www.wildwyo.org.

For more information on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act see www.wilderness50th.org.

The college is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.


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