Chip away at today's pressing mining issues at a free workshop sponsored by the Santa Fe Group Sierra Club Conservation Committee. "To Make a Mine You've got to Break a Few Rocks: A Workshop on Mining and Its Effects on Public and Private Land" will take place Jan. 13 in Santa Fe. For details, contact Courtney White, 621 Old Santa Fe Trail, Suite 10, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505/982-5502).
There's still time to nominate environmental volunteers for a Sol Feinstone Environmental Award. Up to five people receive $1,000 each. Contact the Feinstone Environmental Awards Committee by Dec. 31 at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 204 Bray Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210-2778 (315/470-6683).
Regional poets are invited to enter their wild words in the 11th annual Utah Wilderness Poetry Competition. Winners receive $100 and publication in UWA Review. Deadline for entries is Feb. 15. For a copy of guidelines, send an SASE to Poetry, c/o Utah Wilderness Association, 455 East 400 South #205, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
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