Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today — Dec. 5, 2018

Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today was held Dec. 5, 2018, at Frontier RTP. Speakers and attendees discussed the future of  Triangle population growth trends, our changing climate in the Piedmont, who will carry the legacy of the land, and what Triangle Land Conservancy envisions as we continue to conserve land for tomorrow.

 

Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas series provides a unique venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas to improve lives through conservation by safeguarding clean water, protecting wildlife habitat, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people to nature. At Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today, attendees heard from four speakers and saw one short film about where our region is heading in the future and how we can take steps today to conserve land for tomorrow.

The featured speakers for Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today were: Dr. Anita Brown-Graham (Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government), Jen Schmitz (Principal Water Resources Planner, Triangle J Council of Governments), Kevin Hicks (Executive Director, Triangle Bikeworks), Sandy Sweitzer (Executive Director, Triangle Land Conservancy). The short film that was screened, Bikes, Water & Soul, traces the 700+ mile journey that Triangle Bikeworks put together through its Spoke ‘n Revolutions program that took 11 young people by bicycle to discover the Neuse River Watershed from Chapel Hill all the way to the Atlantic Ocean and back. The emcee for the event was Toni Wyche Jones, (TLC Board Member and Environmental Engineer with the US Environmental Protection Agency).

After the presentations, there was an expo that featured local organizations that help protect our local watershed, including Triangle Bikeworks, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, City of Oaks Foundation, Leaf and Limb, Schoolhouse of Wonder, Triangle J Council of Governments, Great Outdoor Provision Co., and more!

Local beer was provided by Crank Arm Brewing and food by Vimala’s Curryblossom Café.

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