KICKAPOO EARTH DAY is organized collaboratively by a group of Kickapoo Valley citizens and enthusiasts. If you would like to volunteer, participate or know more contact the committee chair–Juliee de la Terre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-632-2216
The Kickapoo is one of the most unique watersheds in the world, with oak savannahs and goat prairies and bryophytes which are exceedingly rare, as well as streams cold and clear enough for Brook trout and bluffs with healthy forest cover—all these providing habitat for a rich diversity of plants and birds and insects and mammals. Such well preserved, diverse watersheds are becoming increasingly valuable resources as global climate change continues to advance.
Kickapoo Earth Day is a collaboration of citizens up and down the valley who care about the natural world and find exhilaration and a sense of community through exploring and protecting and celebrating it. Our local Earth Day is an official partner of the national Earth Day Network.
Kickapoo Earth Day is promoting a valley wide environmental awareness to promote family farms, preservation of natural areas, social and environmental consciousness and sustainable, responsible economic development in the Kickapoo Watershed.
We all are represented in Indigenous peoples rights and struggles.The Anishinabee are fighting to preserve the genome of “manomin” thier precious wild rice–we all need to pay attention to what is happening to the our ability to save seed and feed ourselves. Providing our own food whether through sustainable agriculture, gardening, ect or gathering from the wild –is our right. It also will assure that we have the best chance at being healthy, happy, engaged human beings. Here is a video about wild rice….
For more information about who is involved and why, click on the subpages to the left. To get involved, contact Juliee de la Terre.