Join the Friends of the St. Joe River (FotSJR) for dinner and social time at the 4th Annual St. Joseph River Watershed Council Meeting at the Sturges-Young Auditorium in Sturgis, Michigan.
"From the Mississippi to Lake Michigan: Pirating and the St. Joseph River"
Dr. Kevin Kincare of the U.S. Geological Survey will speak about the geologic history of the St. Joseph River, and how it was stolen from the Mississippi River in order to become the third largest tributary of Lake Michigan.
Dr. Kincare grew up in Three Rivers, Michigan and is well versed on the St. Joseph River and its history. He received both his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Western Michigan University, and wrote his thesis on the St. Joseph River Watershed. He also holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Michigan State University. Currently, Dr. Kincare is mapping glacial geology in the St. Joseph River Watershed as well as mapping in the Manistee River basin in northwest lower Michigan.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Registration/Social Time
6:00 - 6:15 p.m. - Welcome/Introductions
6:15 - 6:45 p.m. - Friends of the St. Joe River Annual Report,
Matt Meersman, FotSJR Board President
6:45 - 8:00 p.m. - Dinner
8:00 - 8:45 p.m. - Presentation by Dr. Kevin Kincare, USGS
8:45 - 9:00 p.m. - Questions & Final Comments
There will also be a Silent Auction from 5:30 - 8:00 (winners will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting). The items available for bid include a Rain Barrel, Bird Houses, a Native Plant Gift Certificate, Framed Prints, an Aldo Leopold Coffee Table Book, and Locally Tapped Maple Syrup!
Click here for the event flier.
If you have any questions the day of the event, please contact Leah Cooper, FotSJR Outreach Coordinator, at (574) 299-3421 or firstname.lastname@example.org