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Traditional Ways Gathering to be offered May 3

April 28, 2014

TradWaysEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Environmental Adventure Center will offer the Traditional Ways Gathering from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 at the Mary E. Fitz property in Eau Claire.

The gathering is designed for individuals who enjoy the outdoors and getting back to basics, meeting new friends and connecting Wisconsin's rich heritage to the land. Two informative and interactive sessions will be offered: "Identifying and Eating Wild Edibles" led by Amy Schmidt of Blue Hills Tipi Retreats; and "How to Make Your Own Soap," led by UW-Eau Claire student Ian Hall, who works in the Environmental Adventure Center.

The Fitz property, located at the intersection of Highway 37 and County Road Z, is managed by Western Wisconsin Land Trust and has been made available for this special event. Long-range plans for the site include outdoor recreational events, conservation education and natural area preservation.

The cost is $40 per person, which includes instruction, materials and lunch.

To register, send checks payable to the UW-Eau Claire Environmental Adventure Center to: Dan Langlois, UW-Eau Claire Hilltop Recreation Center, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Those interested also may sign up and submit registration fees at the university's archery range from 4-7 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, contact Dan Langlois in the Environmental Adventure Center at 715-836-3616 or



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