Watersheds can be one of our primary instructors to living well Place. Join Vermont-based tree-planter, educator, and poet Trevien Stanger as he describes his work in the blossoming field of low-tech, citizen-run Restoration Ecology as it pertains to river systems and you. In this talk, Trevien will guide us through the primary concepts of Watershed Awareness; on the personal, physical and spiritual planes, as well as engaging us on the macro level of watersheds as communities. We will look at how citizen-run watershed groups can become powerful, eco-conscious agents of change, and how youth involvement in watershed restoration is becoming increasingly important. Drawing upon years of experience in the field, Trevien makes a youthful, wild-informed case for all of us to live more intimately within the watersheds we call home, and provides the audience with a broad set of entry points for increased activism and exploration of the water that surrounds us. Specifically, Trevien is practicing and advocating for increased funding and participation in simple, human-powered tree-planting projects across the country, and participants will leave with ideas and strategies for how to become involved in the planning and implementation of projects in their own homelands. Enthusiastic and informative, Trevien’s talk and discussion has been described by one permaculture instructor as “a wonderful interplay between art and science, thought and action, that left me eager to learn all the creeks upstream from me and to help spearhead more restoration efforts nearby.
Trevien Stanger is a Vermont-based tree-planter, educator, watershed advocate, writer, and poet.