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Chesapeake program set

By Staff | Sep 4, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Author Ned Tillman presents “The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action” in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This talk is co-sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.

Tillman’s book, “The Chesapeake Watershed,” helps create a sense of place in the reader and offers them a call to action to help save the Bay and our planet from a range of human impacts, including global warming.

Blending natural history and personal narrative, the author takes the reader into the murky shallows of the Bay to chase crabs, onto the Eastern Shore to hunt quail and into the Piedmont to paddle through white water. At the end of each chapter, there are suggestions the reader can pursue to become a better steward of the watershed and our planet.

Tillman is a lifelong resident of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and an active sportsman and environmentalist. He’s enjoyed a career in the environmental industry, and now advises organizations on how to become more sustainable.

He has served as chair of the County Environmental Sustainability Board, the Howard County Conservancy and the Maryland Geothermal Energy Commission.

He received a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master of Science from Syracuse University in earth and environmental sciences.

He has been on the staff of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland and president of Target Environmental, Columbia Technologies and Growth Adventures.

The talk is free and open to the public.

NCTC is located at 698 Conservation Way off Shepherd Grade Road in Shepherdstown. No tickets or reservations are required.

Visit http://training.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html for more information.