"Wild and Rare" Lunch and Book Presentation

Adam Regn Arvidson takes a look, not only at the Midwest plants and animals on the endangered species list, but which ones we value, why we value them, and what we take into consideration moving forward. During this interactive discussion and reading about endangered plants and animals in the upper Midwest, you will learn which species are endangered, the history of their conservation and protection in this country, and what you can do to help these fellow inhabitants of our beautiful planet.

  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch (ticket required) Lunch will be catered by French Press and will include vegetarian and gluten free options. Lunch will include a wrap, chips and a cookie. Coffee and apple cider will be provided.

  • 12:30 p.m. Program (free event)

ADAM REGN ARVIDSON is a landscape architect and writer living in Minneapolis. His written work has been featured in magazines ranging from Landscape Architecture and Metropolis to Michigan Quarterly Review and Utne Reader. He is currently the director of strategic planning at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. His most recent book, Wild and Rare: Tracking Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest, is a look at the landscape of the upper midwest through the lens of endangered plants and animals.

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival book sales committee will have copies of Wild and Rare: Tracking Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest available for purchase at this event. Stay for an autographing session following the presentation.



Cost: $15 for lunch, FREE program


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Wed. Oct. 23, 2019   noon-1:30pm

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