THURSTON COUNTY: Rachel Carson Forum set for Saturday

The 20th Annual Rachel Carson Forum dedicated to environmental conservation and activism is set for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at The Evergreen State College Longhouse.

The free public event sponsored by the Graduate Association for Environmental Action at TESC.

It includes sessions on composting, an ethnobotanical garden walk, and an address by Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission chairman and Nisqually tribal elder Billy Frank Jr.

The keynote speech, “Becoming a Conservationist” is by environmental educator and advocate Estella Leopold, daughter of Aldo Leopold, a noted nature writer and wilderness conservationist.

For more information, visit www.evergreen.edu/mes or call Melanie Kincaid at 360-867-5940.