Speaker inspires connection with Fraser River
Ryan Summerlin September 13, 2012
Middle Park Land Trust invites the public to a presentation about how ecosystems are an interconnected and intelligent whole.
Nature communication experts, Dr. Jim Conroy (PhD Plant Pathology – Purdue University) and Ms. Basia Alexander (author and co-founder of the Institute for Cooperative BioBalance) will offer a 2-hour interactive presentation about how to experience a deeper connection with Fraser River Ecosystem on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 3-5 p.m. at the Fraser Historic Church Community Center in downtown Fraser.
A special hands-on session will follow from 5-6 p.m. along the Fraser River for those interested in learning more.
Ecosystems are a lot like an orchestra. There are several components working together to create beautiful harmony and music. The Fraser River watershed, like other modern compromised ecosystems, exhibits disorder and depletion when it’s separated from its whole.
“Establishing harmony and dynamic balance among the trees, plants, insects, rivers, and other living organisms in an ecosystem begins with adopting an attitude of connection,” explains Conroy.
Conroy and Alexander have traveled to Colorado twice annually from their home state of New Jersey to conduct an extensive ecosystem study in the Fraser Valley of the lodgepole pines and pine bark beetles. They have just completed their sixth year and the positive results of the study will be shared discussed at the presentation on Saturday.
“Establishing harmony, dynamic balance and interconnection among the trees, plants, insects, and other living organisms in an ecosystem begins with adopting this new attitude: People can communicate with the deep intelligence in Nature and can humbly collaborate with it for mutual good,” said Alexander about their new focus through the Institute for Cooperative Biobalance.
The presentation is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 for the Middle Park Land Trust’s Fraser River Initiative, a program that focuses the land trust’s conservation efforts on preserving the threatened Colorado River headwaters, including the wetlands and lands along the Fraser River.
To learn more about the land trust and this event, visit www.middleparklandtrust.org or call 970-887-1177.