Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems

Author Richard Louv visits the treetop walkway built by TREE Foundation at Myakka River State Park

Louv was in Florida to talk at the Sarasota Reading Festival about his book, Last Child in the Woods (Algonquin Press). Richard also participated in a panel with the authors of Its a Jungle Up There (Meg Lowman, Eddie Burgess, and James Burgess) and renowned children’s author Lynne Cherry. The fivesome discussed linking kids to nature, and advocated for a new project for TREE Foundation: building a treehouse for kids in southwest Florida. Watch for this development!

You can read Richard Louv’s column describing his visit here.

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Photo Descriptions:
1. Eddie and James Burgess and Richard Louv on the Myakka tower
2. Richard and Kathy Louv on walkway bridge
3. Meg Lowman and Richard Louv on the treetop bridge