This week we are so excited to welcome Conservation Director, Jonathan Decker, and Development Coordinator, Mary Zabinski, from the Great Peninsula Conservancy to Books to Action, a book group that combines reading and community discussion.

Join us Saturday, June 18, at 10:00am at the Sylvan Way Library!

We are discussing The Human Age: the world shaped by us by Diane Ackerman. The publisher description explains it best:

The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

In this landmark book, Ackerman confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth and takes her readers on an exhilarating journey through this new reality, introducing many of the people and ideas now creating -- perhaps saving -- our future and that of our fellow creatures.

Our discussion will focus on the environment around us and we we can do right here in Kitsap County to not only protect our environment, but to create a lifestyle of stewardship that allows us to find our place on the Earth without causing damage. We invite to come and learn how the Great Peninsula Conservancy works toward this goal.

What is the Conservancy?

Great Peninsula Conservancy is a private nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting forever the rural landscapes, natural habitats and open spaces of the Great Peninsula of Puget Sound.

They protect shorelines, critical salmon streams, evergreen forests, and wildlife-rich wetlands throughout Kitsap, Mason, and west Pierce Counties, Washington. They connect members with hands-on opportunities to care for protected lands, and organize events to tour conserved lands and learn about the habitats and wildlife that make the Kitsap Peninsula great.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk at the Sylvan Way Library. Get yours today and join us!!

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