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Author Signing: Heather Shumaker, SAVING ARCADIA

This is the story of a small band of determined townspeople and how far they went to save beloved land and endangered species from the grip of a powerful corporation. SAVING ARCADIA is a narrative with roots as deep as the trees the community is trying to save, something set in motion before the author was even born. And yet, Shumaker gives a human face to the changing nature of land conservation in the twenty-first century. Throughout this chronicle we meet people like Elaine, a nineteen-year-old farm wife; Dori, a lakeside innkeeper; and Glen, the director of the local land trust. Together with hundreds of others they cross cultural barriers and learn to help one another in an effort to win back the six-thousand-acre landscape taken over by Consumers Power that is now facing grave devastation. The result is a triumph of community that includes working farms, local businesses, summer visitors, year-round residents, and a network of land stewards.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes (Painted Turtle) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780814342046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Painted Turtle Book - April 1st, 2017

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