VIDEO: "Conserving Oregon's Environment": A Talk with Michael McCloskey

From bottles and beaches, to protecting farmland and forests, Oregon's environmental legacy speaks volumes. On April 17 in Salem, Mike McCloskey, a former executive director of the Sierra Club, spoke about his new book on that legacy as part of our McCall Society Speaker Series. 

Big Picture Productions of Salem was on hand to record the talk. Watch the video below, featuring Mike McCloskey and Mary Kyle McCurdy of 1000 Friends of Oregon.

Michael McCloskey "Conserving Oregon's Environment" 4-17-14 from Big Picture Productions on Vimeo.

McCall Society Speaker Series
Michael McCloskey: "Conserving Oregon's Environment"
1000 Friends is pleased to welcome former Sierra Club leader, longtime conservation advocate, and author Michael McCloskey to our 2014 McCall Society Speaker Series. McCloskey's new book, Conserving Oregon's Environment, explores the rise of modern environmentalism in Oregon, and some key breakthroughs in the movement.

When: Thursday, April 17, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, The Dye House, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem
contact Amanda Caffall, amanda@friends.org or (503) 497-1000 x137.

About Michael McCloskey: An Oregon native, McCloskey grew up in Eugene and attended Harvard University and the University of Oregon law school. In 1961, he became the Sierra Club's first field organizer, working throughout Oregon and the Northwest to protect exceptional landscapes, including the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Waldo Lake, Mount Jefferson, and North Cascades National Park. From 1969 to 1985, he served as executive director of the Sierra Club. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his accomplishments in conservation.