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  Earth Day, April 20, 2013
11:00 am & 1:00 pm Earth Day Celebration featuring animals at the Ludington Library.
12 - 5 pm Community Church Sanctuary
109 N Harrison St, Ludington, MI
Mary A. Colborn
  Mary A. Colborn holds masters degrees in horticulture and education and is an environmental educator, children’s author, and organic farmer.  An Allegan resident, she is working with a team to turn her family’s farm into a sustainable learning center.
  Mary A. Colborn,  a local Climate Leader, is working to elevate a timely conversation around climate change here in Southwest Michigan.  She is part of a Climate Reality Project which is a grassroots network of more than 4,000 trained leaders who live and work all over the world.  Each of them has been personally trained by former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of the Climate Reality Project.
  Article in the Ludington Daily News
2-3 pm

Mark Janeczko


Mark Janeczko has a degree in conservation from Northern Michigan University.  He is currently serving with the US Forest Service as Wilderness Ranger with AmeriCorps.


Mark has been visiting the Nordhouse Dunes for over thirty years and now he is working on projects that protect those Dunes and Water.

Mark’s been actively involved in conservation projects since he was a Boy Scout at age eleven.


Mark’s hope is to instill a passion in people to take action to protect our Natural Resources.

  Article in the Ludington Daily News
3:30 - 4:30 pm Ellis Boal

Ellis Boal is an attorney in Charlevoix with two frack cases in the Michigan court of appeals.  One seeks to require Michigan regulators to apply state injection well rules onto frack wells.  The other, recently remanded to the Public Service Commission, questions the PSC's perfunctory approval without public notice of Encana frack-well pipelines near Kirtland nesting habitat in the state forests, without considering the cumulative fragmentation effect of the company's plans for hundreds of wells and pipelines in the northern lower peninsula.  He is also counsel to the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan, which is petitioning for a Michigan ballot option in 2014 to ban horizontal fracking and repeal the state's statutory policy of fostering the oil-gas industry and maximizing oil-gas production.

  Activities are also being planned at Sand Castles Children's Museum. AFFEW PO Box 177; Ludington, MI 49431