“The Good Flood” Marsh Walk at Myrick Park

This Sunday’s service will take place at Myrick Park at 10 AM. Chuck Lee will be our guest speaker, and he will guide us on our walk through the marsh loop trail, which is about a half mile. This will be an intergenerational service. We will plan to meet near the Myrick Park Gun Shelter, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will meet in the Fellowship building instead. 

The La Crosse River Marsh, in all seasons, in all conditions, mirrors our lives. It tells us where we’ve been, where we are, but not so much about where we are going. This spring, in the midst of a moderately long dry spell, which continues dramatically today, we experienced the third highest flood in our recorded history. As floods go, it was a good one. We’ll explore the highs and lows of wetland waters — and our relationship to both.

Dr. Chuck Lee is an Emeritus Professor of History at UWL, having retired after 32 years of teaching here in 2014. He is currently President of Friends of the La Crosse River Marsh, having first joined the marsh preservation effort in 1988, after, or concurrent to, his work with the Coulee Region Sierra Club and the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. He and Linda moved here during the hot August of 1982.