A huge thank you to Paul Stamets for giving an amazing, inspirational, and hope-filled lecture to an enthusiastic and sold out crowd last night! We wish there were enough seats for everyone to attend. If you didn’t get a chance to check out his lecture and want to learn more about what Paul is doing (books, biography, and products), please click here.
MESA is proud to have Paul Stamets, innovator, author, and mushroom expert extraordinaire, to speak at The Evergreen State College Longhouse during the Rachel Carson Forum on Thursday, April 14th 2011. Stamets’ lecture, “Solutions from the Underground: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World” will speak to the power of mycelium, its inherent network design, and how it affords us many opportunities for helping restore the planet. Click here to learn more!
The first service project for MESA in 2011 was helping out the City of Lacey with their Lake Lois Restoration project. Thirteen people showed up on a cold, semi-snowy day and pulled up enough ivy to make some massive piles! MESA looks forward to working with the City of Lacey in the future.
Throughout 2011, the MESA students will have the opportunity to serve the city of Lacey with habitat restoration and by mentoring teenagers. Our first day will be February 26th starting at 10:00am. Lori Flemm, Director of Lacey Parks and Recreation has been coordinating the efforts of young people to remove invasive plants from Lake Lois. Lake Lois is an urban lake / wetland system around Carpenter Road and just south of Martin Way in Lacey.
To find out more, please click here.