OK, this is kind of a big deal. I’ve been friends with Tweed Roosevelt for almost 30 years. We’ve hunted and fished and sat around campfires together in North Dakota, and we’ve spent wonderful days and nights at his home on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Now, this week, I’m just going to sit and listen to him.
Tweed’s the keynote speaker at this coming Saturday’s annual meeting of the Badlands Conservation Alliance. He’s going to talk about his great-grandfather, Theodore Roosevelt, and the impact TR’s time in North Dakota as a very young man had on him as he went on to become our greatest conservation president.
We’ve done a pretty good job of remembering and honoring old TR here in North Dakota, with a National Park named for him, the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University and soon the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora. I’m sure Tweed will talk about those things.
It’s at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Tweed will take the podium at about 3 p.m. Saturday. It’s an event that’s free and open to the public, and I’m hoping lots of you will join us in welcoming Tweed to our state. I’m also hoping lots of you will join BCA, if you are not already a member. I’ve been a member for more than 20 years as we fight to protect our beloved Bad Lands. You can join here, or Saturday at the event.
I hope you’ll join Tweed and me and a lot of good conservation-minded people Saturday afternoon, October 7. Here’s more info.