May 22-25: Heartwood Forest Council


2015 Heartwood Forest Council:  Holding the Circle, Tending the Heart
Celebrate 25 extraordinary years of Heartwood at the Lazy Black Bear
Detailed schedule, photos of previous years' events, and lots more information here;  online registration here.  
For 25 years, Heartwood has coordinated vital campaigns for forest protection, launched dynamic new organizations, gathered activists together for education and enjoyment in beautiful places, and built a community of people across the hardwood region who help each other to protect the places they love.
Though the organization has changed over time, the Heartwood circle remains, connecting us through friendship and commitment like the long, tangled skeins of mycelia that hold our forests together.
On Memorial Day weekend, join us to celebrate Heartwood and to envision the powerful possibilities that the future holds.
Featuring:-Inspiring speakers from across the Heartwood region
-25 Years of Heartwood Chefs:  Fabulous meals created by an amazing team of the best Heartwood chefs from the past 25 years
-Music!  On stage, in the talent show, around the campfire, anywhere at any time, and in one rowdy, joyful parade.
Plan to stay late! On Monday afternoon, Heartwood will host an organizing session to protect all National Forests. We are inviting individuals from across the country to join in building a legislative platform that our local and regional efforts can support and promote. In celebration of last year’s 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and next year’s 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, we hope to empower a vision that can do our land honor and justice.
DIRECT ACTION! A weekend-long Direct Action training will run concurrently with the Forest Council. Get hands on experience with various types of direct actions to fight extraction! All ages and experiences levels welcome! Pre-registration is suggested for the Direct Action track. For more information, email

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