Memorial Day Weekend
May 26-29, 2006
~JOIN US FOR~
The 16th annual Heartwood Forest Council
and the 6th annual Summit for the Mountains
Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV
(38 miles north of Charleston)
With programs on Forests, Mountains, and Coal: the connections between them; their impact on air, water, and climate; their role in our history, economy, and culture; with a special focus on ending the devastation of Mountaintop Removal coal mining.
Invited and confirmed speakers include:
Granny D*, Cynthia McKinney, David Orr*, Jack Spadaro*, Woody Harrelson, Judy Bonds, Maria Gunnoe*, Larry Gibson*, Willie Nelson, Bobbie Ann Mason, Erik Reece, Ed Wiley, and more.
Details & registration coming soon.
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What is the Heartwood Forest Council?
Every Memorial Day weekend for the past 16 years, Heartwood has invited those who care about the health and well-being of our nation’s forests to gather together to learn, to organize and to make plans. The Forest Council is an energizing gathering in a beautiful setting, featuring inspiring speakers, workshops, field-trips, and strategy sessions. But that’s not all! The Heartwood Forest Council is also a time of joyful celebration, with great music, amazing food, bonfires, hikes, dancing and rejuvenation!
To learn more about Heartwood, visit us at www.heartwood.org
What is the Summit for the Mountains?
For the past six years, coal field residents, activists, and organizations working to stop the devastation of Mountaintop Removal coal mining have gathered to share stories, find inspiration and empowerment, and develop coordinated strategies for protecting their homes, their communities, and the mountains of Appalachia, and to challenge the entrenched power of “King Coal.”
This year the organizers welcome activists from other regions and organizations working on other issues to join them in this epic undertaking to preserve our heritage, protect our air, forests, and rivers, and to heal the mountains that sustain us.
To learn more about Mountaintop Removal coal mining, please visit www.ohvec.org
To learn more about the Forest Council/Summit, or to help with planning, please contact:
Tell everyone you know!
We welcome your suggestions for program components or additional speakers and invite your participation in event planning.
Work exchange will be available.