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Upstream, Downstream: Sharing the Watershed

Hosted by Little River Wetlands Project

Join Phillip Anderson of the Unearthed Speakers Bureau for a free community talk at the Indiana Wesleyan Conference Center in Fort Wayne.

October 12
8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
Indiana Wesleyan University Conference Center Fort Wayne
8211 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804 United States

Event Details

A watershed is a stage on which people and nature gather to play multiple roles. Within any watershed there is farming, recreation, housing, industry, wildlife and natural spaces. We ask a lot of our watersheds. We expect them to provide drinking water and remove wastewater, support industry, store groundwater, and drain farm fields, paved streets and parking lots. Do we consider how, in our daily living, we contribute to the health or destruction of these living systems? In this talk, Phillip encourages attendees to consider this question in their own life and locality: “How do my actions affect the ways other people interact with the watershed?” Phillip will introduce new ways of thinking that “flow,” just like our river systems.

Well-seasoned nature lovers (50+), are invited to join for Phil’s presentation (both in-person and virtual) and light breakfast. Please register 24 hours in advance at the link above or by calling 260-387-0399. By registering, this ensures that you will receive the ZOOM link for the presentation if you plan to attend virtually. 

Phillip Anderson is a Teacher, Teller, Traveler, and Connector. As the Chief ReThinker at ReThink! Consulting, he specializes in four areas: Cultural Heritage Tourism, Servant Leadership, Strategic Planning/ Facilitation, and Community Development. Phil has an extensive background in non-profit leadership serving agriculture, community development, and youth. For 40+ years, he’s wandered the highways and backroads of Indiana, successfully visiting every city, town, and village in Indiana, all 2,230 of them. It’s a story he calls Life Off The Highway. Living in Carmel, while co-owning a family farm near Frankfort, he’ll want to know where you’re from and talk about it.