Leave it to beavers
From Colorado Headwaters
June 28, 2019
For Immediate Release
Leave it to Beavers
From the award winning PBS special, “Leave it to Beavers” Miss Sherrie Tippie, President of Wildlife 2000 will be at the Stream Plant on July 31st. Tippie is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on live trapping and relocating beavers. She has been an advocate of the importance of beavers in the construction and maintenance of wetlands throughout the United States. Join Sherrie and learn what beaver have to do with recharging our wetlands and saving our rivers.
In 1986 Sherri Tippie founded Wildlife 2000, an organization dedicated to fostering a healthy coexistence between humans and beavers. She has trapped and relocated more than 1,000 beavers. She has also authored a book, Working With Beavers, which highlights Beavers’ central role as a keystone species for wilderness ecology.
Sherrie explains how she learned her craft: “Hey, it’s not that hard. I’m a woman. I read the directions that came with the traps.” A haircutter for inmates in the Arapahoe County Jail, Sherrie claims, “my guys at the prison know more about beaver than most people with fancy degrees.” She lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her family of furry friends.
Tickets are available at the Steam Plant or call 719 221 3307. The price is $10 for adults and kids under 12 are free. The program starts at 6:30 in the evening
Jerry Mallett President www.coloradoheadwaters.org