We recently wrapped up our 2011 Yellowstone Leadership Challenge, and now YCG Director and Founder Michael Leach is about to hit the road and journey to the great Pacific Northwest for our fall Regional Road Tour.
The YCG Regional Road Tour is our traveling presentation that focuses on the wildness and spirit of Yellowstone Country. This program is an essential component to fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of the wildlands that encompass Yellowstone Country. The YCG Road Tour encourages community participation in hopes of creating stewards of the wild valleys, rivers, and mountains, along with their two-legged, four-legged, finned and winged community members. Traveling across the region, YCG’s Regional Road Tour deepens the awareness of our citizens and helps them to better understand the threats and assets encompassing Yellowstone Country.
The following is a portion of a recent press release describing Michael's presentations this coming week...
Join us for an inspiring presentation about grizzly bears and Yellowstone. The Wildness and Spirit of Yellowstone is a celebration of place, wildness and the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Telling the story of the Yellowstone grizzly, this presentation will stir those who already know and love Yellowstone to re-visit this rugged and majestic region, while motivating others to discover the raw power of one of North America’s wildest landscapes.
With winter on the cusp, join us as we explore the depths of Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding wildlands and learn how Yellowstone Country Guardians works on the ground to inspire a commitment to this important landscape.
Presenter Michael Leach, Executive Director and Founder of Yellowstone Country Guardians, has worked as a naturalist, fly-fishing guide, and head boys’ basketball coach in Gardiner, Montana. His work as a ranger naturalist, and more recently as the Bear Education Ranger in Yellowstone National Park, helped inspire his vision to start a Yellowstone-based nonprofit. Michael travels the Northwest as a keynote speaker presenting on an array of topics ranging from grizzlies in Yellowstone, to motivating youth to action. Michael also works as a freelance nature writer with a diverse portfolio of essays, Op-Ed’s and natural history pieces that have appeared in regional publications.
Tuesday, November 1st,-Redmond, WA Sponsored by Redmond REI 7 pm, Redmond Senior Center
8703 160th Avenue Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052
Wednesday, November 2nd-Portland, OR REI 7 pm
Thursday, November 3rd-Stream Keepers 7 pm, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208
Driving Directions to Stream Keepers: the Northwest Stream Center is located between Seattle and Everett WA on a 20-acre site next to North Creek. It is approximately 1/2-mile east of Interstate-5 from the 128th Street Exit (Exit #186), at the south end of Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park. After exiting I-5, drive eastbound, turn right into the entrance of the Park on the south side of 128th Street SE. Drive straight to the south end of the park...the NW Stream Center Visitors Building is the last structure at the end of the road.
Pre-registration Required by Calling 425-316-8592
Friday, November 4th-Alderwood, WA REI 7 pm
Monday, November 7th-North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID (all day)