From Red Brook to Wild River, The Education of a Conservationist

April 26th Chapter Meeting


Guest Speaker: Warren Winders
6:30 pm Social, 7:00-8:00 pm Speaker

Red Brook has been in the news a lot recently as we fight to ensure the health of this Salter gem in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Join us at our April chalpter meeting to hear about the history and restoraation efforts by TU and others with our quest speaker Warren Winders.  Warren volunteered to serve as the Red Brook Project Director for the MA/RI Council in 1993. He readily admits that he had only the vaguest idea of what was involved, and that, starting out, he knew almost nothing about stream restoration. The task of protecting and restoring Red Brook would play out over the course of the next 17 years, concluding with the purchase of the A.D. Makepeace Century Bogs. The removal of four dams, and the protection of the entire length of Red Brook was the result of many thousands of TU volunteer hours contributed by TU members from every chapter in the Council.

During the process of the Red Brook Project, Warren received an education in the power of the human spirit and the beauty, interconnectedness, and resilience of Nature. "Wild River", his book of poems and prose, grew out of that.