Dear Forest Friends,
We are delighted to invite you to a special Heartwood event. Join us on Memorial Day weekend as we gather at beautiful Camp Piomingo, 45 minutes southeast of Louisville and 45 minutes west of Bernheim Forest, to celebrate the 30th annual (more two!) from the Heartwood Forest Council.
The camp is located on a beautiful bend along the Ohio River and offers spectacular views of the river from forested limestone cliffs.
The Forest Council – “people who help people protect the places they love” – has been meeting since 1991. We are happy to finally be able to meet in person with old and new friends and rekindle the spirit of Heartwood.
With our continued safety in mind, we ask everyone in attendance to follow CDC public health guidelines and be vaccinated and reinforced to help protect yourself and others from Covid-19. Let’s come together safely and celebrate our forests.
Here are the miscellaneous and fun details of the event. We hope you can join us for all or part of the weekend. Schedules for each event are being finalized and will soon be available on our website www.heartwood.org.
HEARTWOOD FOREST COUNCIL 2022
MAY 27-30, 2022 REMEMBRANCE DAY WEEKEND AT CAMP PIOMINGO, 1950 OTTER CREEK ROAD, BRANDENBURG, KY 40108
Meal reservations are due by May 11. Register here: https://www.heartwood.org/2022-forest-council/index.html
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND
Registration from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Friday evening bioregional reception with John BlairPresident of Valley Watch
Live concert with the singer-songwriter Jason Wilberand lead guitarist of John Prine’s band
Opening circle, introductions
Saturday speakers and panel discussions
Tierra Curryconservation biologist and senior researcher at the Center for Biological Diversity Tom FitzgeraldKentucky Resource Council Senior Counsel Andre Berrydirector of the conservation of the forest and the arboretum of Bernheim Ken Baileypresident of Kentucky Karst Conservancy Andy MahlerFounder of Heartwood
Hoosier National Forest logging, national issues Methane pipeline project through Bernheim Regional karst features like tiny snails. . . And other bioregional topics
Evening documentary film Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing roadshow and round table with Cade Bursell, Corina Lang, Sam Stearnand John Wallace
Lively and fun Louisville dance group Zu Zu Ya Ya.
Sunday morning moment of remembrance for Heartwood friends we’ve lost over the years
Hikes and afternoon outings in the Bernheim forest and arboretum
Visit the giant forest trolls or go hiking on one of Bernheim’s many beautiful trails.
Explore the limestone caves!
Closing of the evening silent auction and live auction, featuring Ernie Reed and his assistant “mollusk”
Heartwood Talent Show, hosted by Steve Krichbaum and Henry
Climinating Closing Circle and Reflections
Departure around noon
COMMERCIAL WORK OPPORTUNITIES
Work opportunities and scholarships may be available to supplement the registration fee. For more information, please email Corina at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to council weekend.
The camp does NOT allow firearms, drugs, pets or glass containers. Heartwood has embraced the Safer Spaces Principles, striving to adhere to the principles of respect, inclusiveness and consensus as set forth in the Jemez Principles.
Meal registrations must be received by midnight on Wednesday, May 11. We cannot guarantee food availability if reservations are not made by then. To register, please complete our online form. Please specify any dietary requirements.
NON-MEAL, general registration will close at 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 27.
Please specify your dietary requirements on the registration form.
Meals will feature fresh produce from Bree and Ben and their Rootbound Organic Farm in Oldham County, Kentucky. Meals will be seated, family style, and all lunches and dinners will include a salad bar. Meals will also have additional vegetarian options, as well as meat options.
Those who register after May 11 will want to bring sandwiches or other meal options for the weekend. May 11 is the camp’s deadline for ordering food. Please register early. We prefer that you pay in advance, but you can also pay at the door.
THINGS TO BRING
Tent, sleeping bags or bedding for cabin bunk beds, toiletries and toothbrushes, silent and live auction items, special venue stories (songs, spoken word, etc.) for the talent show , hiking shoes and necessities, wallet, water bottle, rain gear, casual evening wear, that friend who likes to hike, extra money for the auction and souvenirs: 30 years of defending the forest, vision of a forest future
Our Facebook event post has more information and several links. Visit https://fb.me/e/1Mto61AnD.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.