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John Fielder Event

fielder4On September 9th, UUCB hosted a benefit evening with John Fielder, the renowned nature photographer.   This event was part of an extensive tour to communities throughout Colorado to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, our country’s highest form of land protection.  Over 100 people were in attendance.

Fielder presented a 75 minute slide tour with over 200 images of Colorado and other American wilderness accompanied by music and Fielder’s stories of life on the trail during 40 years of exploring wilderness. Fielder is quite a story teller and mixed in his strong support for wilderness preservation for our children and grandchildren. 

The presentation was followed by a reception, sale and signing of books by the author.   Fielder is very committed to supporting environmental organizations and donated his talk for the evening to UUCB and the Indians Peaks Wilderness Sierra Club.  In addition he also donated a portion of book sales that evening to the Indian Peaks Wilderness Sierra Club. 

You might wonder how this event happened.   We have Sharon Belew to thank for her outreach to Fielder last spring.  Her original idea was to develop a UUCB auction event, but time constraints limited that opportunity.   She did not give up and continued to pursue with vigor and Fielder agreed to come to UUCB this fall.  Sharon introduced Fielder and added comments about our own churches work on climate change.  Her comments impressed Fielder and he gave UUCB a big nod for our Climate Change Ministry work in his opening remarks.

Congrats to the Fielder event team for a wonderful event and fundraiser for the church:  Diana & Michael King, Bill & Sharon Belew, Paul & Susan Riederer.     

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