Thursday, June 7, 7 - 9 pm at the Pine Grove in Manzanita

Gary Braasch, renowned environmental photographer, will present his photos documenting climate change on Thursday, June 7th, from 7 to 9 pm at the Pine Grove in Manzanita. He will show slides from his seven-year around the world documentation of global warming, in advance of a new book to be published this fall. The show will feature landscapes and people from China, Antarctica, Kenya and Australia among other locations.

Gary Braasch is a conservation and nature photographer and is the 2006 recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography by the Sierra Club. He has also been named Outstanding Nature Photographer by the North American Nature Photography Association. In 2007, Gary completes seven years of documenting climate change with the publication of Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World.

Gary lived in Nehalem for nearly 20 years, during which time he published the first national book on the ancient temperate forests of western North America, Secrets of the Old Growth Forest (1988, with David Kelly). His photographs of the Oregon coast and other environmentally important sites around the world have been published in every major nature and news magazine. He now lives in the Portland area.

The event is a fundraiser for the Lower Nehalem Community Trust whose mission is to protect and steward land for the benefit of all species in the Lower Nehalem - Neahkahnie Mountain region of Oregon. Attendees are invited to enjoy wine and hors d'oevres and discuss the issues after the talk. Admission is $15 for Trust Members and $20 for Non-Members. Tickets can be purchased at the Trust office at Alder Creek Farm, Cloud & Leaf Bookstore and Ekahni Books in Manzanita. For more info, call (503) 368-3203.

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