The DC Environmental Network invites all metro-based environmentalists to a brown bag luncheon.
- Mary Cheh, DC Councilmember, Chair of Committee on the Environment, Public Works and Transportation
- Dr. John Hadidian, Director - Urban Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States
- Anne Lewis, President, City Wildlife, Inc.
- Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network - Moderator
On September 8th at noon join the DC Environmental Network for a presentation and discussion about the importance of protecting urban wildlife.
"Over the past several decades, local wildlife habitat has been severely depleted as farm land and wooded areas turn into suburbs, and suburbs turn into urban landscapes. Wild animals, whose very survival is at stake, are learning to adapt to living in close proximity with people. In fact, they are doing this so well that many former denizens of dense forests and vacant meadows--foxes, beaver, deer, opossums, and woodchucks, for example--are now living in even the most urban of environments." - City Wildlife website.
Even with some adaptation conflict between humans and wildlife is a daily occurance in urban centers around the world. Our three panelists will share the work they do to create policies and programs that humanely deal with this problem.
Dr. Hadidian will focus on the importance of wildlife to a healthy city and describe programs and cutting edge concepts and ideas designed to help people and wildlife co-exist. Councilmember Cheh will talk about policies to manage the relationship between wildlife and people in the Distrct and what might be worth looking at in the future. Anne Lewis will talk about City Wildlife, Inc's plan to create a wildlife education and rehabilitation center to deal with the thousands of wild animals a year that need help.
Join us September 8th at Noon at Global Green USA, 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor - Near Farragut North & McPherson Square Metro.
Call-In Number: 775-269-3893, when prompted enter 399602#
All are welcome to attend!
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The DC Environmental Network, founded in 1996, is working toward a vision of rebuilding Washington, DC's neighborhoods and communities for long-term economic stability - accomplishing this by protecting and restoring the Capital City's urban environment.
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