Residents Learn About Valley’s Wild Side

About 175 Attend Wilderness Forum

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Posted: October 4, 2012

Skip Burzumato reads about wilderness preservation before the start of a Celebration of Wilderness in the Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite University. The Sept. 27 event was sponsored by the Virginia Wilderness Committee, Wild Virginia and the U.S. Forest Service with the goal of raising public interest in wilderness areas. (Photos by Stephen Mitchell / DN-R)
Former President of the Wilderness Society Bill Meadows speaks at a Celebration of Wilderness on Thursday.
Local nature writer Chris Bolgiano speaks at a Celebration of Wilderness forum held at Eastern Mennonite University last week.
HARRISONBURG — Local residents packed into the Martin Chapel on Eastern Mennonite University’s campus for the city’s first Celebration of Wilderness.

About 175 people crammed into the room,…

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