Featured Event —
EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY presents:
SURVIVAL of the YELLOWSTONE WOLVES
A Documentary Video
July 10, 2015 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome), Program, 7:00
In 1914, Congress appropriated funds to destroy wolves on public lands. After untold millennia, a half-century ago the howl of the wolf fell silent over the U.S. Rocky Mountains. Within seven years of the congressional action, the federal government had trapped, shot or poisoned some 60,000 wolves. It was not until the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973 that wolves fell under protection.
Now, through the efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmental groups, the Wolf Restoration Project has returned the wolf to Yellowstone National Park. “Survival of the Yellowstone Wolves” is a production of the National Wildlife Federation. Narrated by actor Matthew Fox, who was raised on a Wyoming ranch, the documentary follows the tranquilizing and capture of complete or nearly complete wolf packs in Canada. The animals were outfitted with radio collars and relocated to a one-acre holding pen in Yellowstone. After several weeks of acclimation to their new home, they were released.
The monthly program series Earth Friendly Friday presents topics of interest for environmentalists and those who enjoy and appreciate the natural world. It is the second Friday of each month, and it is jointly sponsored by the Roanoke Sierra Club and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke. Location: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, 2015 Grandin Road at Brandon (across from Patrick Henry High School). It is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to bring a snack dish for sharing before and after the program. For more information contact Dan Crawford at 540-343-5080 firstname.lastname@example.org.