2019 Kosciusko County Annual Meeting

Kosciusko County Soil & Water Conservation District

Tiffany Parker to Keynote Annual Meeting with Gene Stratton-Porter Program

 

Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana’s most beloved authors, will be at the center of this year’s program during the Annual Meeting of the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District.  Tiffany Parker, an Interpretive Naturalist at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site in Rome City, will be the keynote.  In addition to speaking about the author, Parker will also focus on the restoration work being done at the historical site.  

Parker was born and raised in Noble County, spending much of her childhood outside in creeks, trees and enjoying the many aspects nature has to offer. A graduate of East Noble, she pursued a degree in Environmental Science at Marian University of Indianapolis, graduating in 2004. Familiar with Gene Stratton-Porter already, she began to read, research her and rediscover all the great things Gene accomplished in her lifetime.  As part of the staff at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, she plans the programs, coordinates field trips and spends as much time outside the office working in the restoration & Gardens as possible. Tiffany is married with three children that she is raising to be the next generation of environmental stewards.

Gene Stratton-Porter was a Wabash County, Indiana native who became a self-trained American author, nature photographer, and naturalist.  In 1917 Stratton-Porter used her position and influence as a popular, well-known author to urge legislative support for the conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana.  She was also a silent film-era producer who founded her own production company, Gene Stratton Porter Productions, in 1924.  Eight of her novels, including A Girl of the Limberlost were adapted into moving pictures.

            The Annual Meeting will take place on February 19, at 6:30pm in 2517 Center Street at the Wagon Wheel, Warsaw.  Tickets are $15.00 each and must be purchased ahead of time.  Tickets are available at the SWCD office, 217 E Bell Drive, Warsaw, IN 46582.  For more information, contact the office at 574-267-7445 x3.