Reading: Marcy Houle: A Generous Nature
Annie Bloom's welcomes back Portland author Marcy Houle. She will be joined by Bill Hutchison, one of the "heroes" in A Generous Nature.
A Generous Nature: Lives Transformed by Oregon offers profiles of twenty-one conservationists and activists who have made enduring contributions to the preservation of Oregon’s wild and natural places and its high quality of life. These stories speak to their courage, foresight, and actions—at times against great odds—to save places, enact legislation, and motivate others to cherish and protect the places that make Oregon unique. These stories do more than educate. They will inspire readers and demonstrate that individually we can make a difference. They underscore that the natural wonders of our state should be guarded and not taken for granted. In these times of unsettled political polarization and divisiveness, A Generous Nature is a crucial reminder of our individual and collective responsibility to stand for and defend the places, ideals, and laws that make Oregon a progressive model for the rest of the nation.
"These tales educate and inspire, and remind Oregonians of the dedication that created the special state of mind that is Oregon."
--Tad McCall, son of Governor Tom McCall