(BEDFORD) – Laura Demarest will present a program on caves and karst on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 as part of the Bedford Park Outdoor Program Series. The program will be at 6 p.m. at Wilson Park Shelter House.
Demarest has a wealth of experience with Indiana caves and karst and will cover some of the unique aspects of our southern Indiana limestone and karst. She’ll explain what makes our local karst systems fragile for stormwater and water contamination as well as globally unique. She may also discuss some of the intriguing life forms that live in the dark passages underground and depend on us being good stewards of caves and karst.
Demarest is a board member for the Indiana Karst Conservancy and can explain what the group is doing state-wide to help protect the cave and karst resources. Bring your questions and learn about Indiana’s caves and karst and the limestone beneath our feet.
The free, one-hour educational program will be presented in the historic Wilson Park Shelter House. The shelter house, at 2211 Denson Avenue in Bedford, is enclosed so if the evening is hot, we’ll have the air conditioning on. Please RSVP for the program by June 21, 2019 at 812-275-5692 so we have enough handouts and chairs ready.
Also mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 23, 2019 when the Outdoor Program Series will feature a program on the upcoming Purdue Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training that is set to start here in Lawrence County later in August. If you have an interest in anything horticulturally related to this training opportunity may just want you to explore. Ophelia Davis with Purdue Extension will be on hand to share information and take questions from those present.