Caring for our Homeplace



By Dr. Gray Merriam

Dr. Gray Merriam, a well-known local ecologist, has published a new book titled Caring for our Homeplace. The book consists of forty-five essays on an array of topics giving insights for folks who care about their surroundings. Essays are presented in focal groups of Natural Riches, Stewardship of Our Natural Heritage, and Our Future. Essays vary in length from one to several pages, some with black and white illustrations.

The author’s 50 years of experience as a professional ecologist give rise to a diversity of approaches to topics. Flavours vary from simple enjoyment of nature to effects of natural riches on future Canadian policy and even to the morality of stewardship. The essays raise questions in need of answers by probing familiar topics in natural history, stewardship of lands and waters, and the futures of natural riches.

The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust is offering Caring for our Homeplace for sale for the price of $20 per book plus $5 for shipping (where applicable), with proceeds from the sales going into the general revenues of the Land Trust. If you choose to pick the book up from a local volunteer or at the MMLT office in Carleton Place you can save shipping costs.

To order on-line, go to their website.

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