Registration required beginning May 23, 10am.
Book: The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
Seattleite Egan, a National Book Award winner, dramatically tells the story of a 1910 forest fire that galvanized public opinion about the wilderness. The wildfire stretched from Idaho through Montana, Washington, British Columbia and devastated towns along its way. It spurred the emerging conservation movement and persuaded the public that more forests needed federal protection. As a result, the newly formed National Forest Service proved its worth and set in place policies still in effect today.
Program: As climate change increases the risk and severity of forest fires, it is important to understand current policies and their history. Join the conversation at the Renton History Museum, housed in a historical Art Deco fire station, where Timothy Egan will come to talk about his book and answer questions. No requests for book-signing, please.
Registration required beginning May 23, 10am. Registration closes June 12, 5pm