Cowee School Heritage Center is sponsoring a series of programs called “Where We Live: History, Nature, and Culture”, to give people an opportunity to learn more about our local area from many different angles, and to enjoy a pleasant, informative evening together.
The series will resume on January 21, with a presentation based on Mainspring Conservation Trust’s Shade Your Stream program, featuring:
- An illustrated talk by local resident Dr. William O. McLarney, who has studied the Little Tennessee watershed for 29 years, suggesting how you can promote healthy streams and clean water.
- A short film, “Stewarding Streams in the Little Tennessee”, produced by the world renowned conservation film company Freshwaters Illustrated.
- Remarks by local landowner Tammy Stanfield, featured in the film, who has put some of Mainspring’s ideas to work on her property in Ellijay.
The program will begin at 6:30 at Cowee School. There will be time for discussion and questions, and light refreshments will be served.
Future programs include:
February 18- Barbara McRae, historian and author, will speak on “Three Women of Cowee.”
March 18- Paul Carlson, former director of Mainspring Conservation Trust, forester, and historian, will speak on “The History and Context of the Needmore Tract.”
April 15- Mary and Stan Polanski, author of the Franklin Press column Grow Native, will speak on growing native plants.
May 20-Lamar Marshall, research director for Southeast Heritage, will speak on “Cherokee Wars of the Cowee Valley.”
All programs are on the third Monday at 6:30 pm at the school.