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Saving Big Creek, Saving the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
November 13, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series
Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held most Saturdays at 10:00am, November – December. All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.
November 13 at 10:00am
Presenting Andrea Scharf, Author of Saving Big Creek
Andrea Scharf will talk about the history of the Big Creek campaign to stop development of a destination resort on the property and efforts to restore the Oregon silverspot butterfly population and bring it back from the brink of
About the Presenter
Andrea Scharf has been writing since she was ten. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has published short stories and articles on subjects ranging from the nutritional impact of dead salmon to the financial impact of a colliers’ strike.
Her reading interests include fiction and nonfiction. She writes a bookblog about what she reads at https://andreasbookblog.wordpress.com. She guides writers working on memoir, fiction, and other forms of prose writing.
She has worked as a teacher, co-founder and manager of the Portland Saturday Market, small business entrepreneur, city planner, marketing director, and association manager, among other positions. Whether hiking in the Cascades or the Coast Range, exploring tide pools or an urban park, she is always attracted to the natural world. Since moving to the Oregon Coast, she has been active in protecting that world as founder and former chair of View the Future, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization.
She lives on the Yachats River, well beyond the fog line.