When: Thu., Dec. 19, 5 p.m. 2013
This is an opportunity for residents of Bloomington and nearby communities to show their support for permanent protection of the Back Country Areas. Since 2005, commercial logging in state forests has increased by more than 400%. In order to meet this soaring quota, the Division of Forestry Is punching roads into some of the last deep forest habitat left in Indiana, creating large permanent openings to serve as logging yards in areas that were once set aside to provide Hoosiers with "a place for solitude and repose."
People are encouraged to bring signs, costumes, musical instruments, puppets, puppies, friends, and games. Let's show our support for the protection of the Back Country Areas, and Indiana's state forests in general, by celebrating their beauty and significance to both human and non-human communities. There will be an arts-and-crafts/sign-making time at Rachael's Cafe from 6-8 p.m.