Valley Stewardship Network (VSN) will host another fun, casual and informative program in its new series — Conservation on Tap.

The second in the series, Prehistoric Ecology of the Driftless Region, will be held at the Rooted Spoon, 219 S. Main St., Viroqua, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 7-9 p.m.

Dr. John Delaney will be the presenter. In this presentation, attendees will travel back in time, and look at how the ecology in this area has changed over decades, centuries, and millennia.

The other topics in the series are: Dec. 12: Half a Billion Years of Driftless History with Kelvin Rodolfo, Professor Emeritus of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago; Jan. 9: Encouraging Biodiversity in the Driftless with Melinda Knutson, retired U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecologist; Feb. 13: Managing Storm Water Locally with Rain Barrels & Other Structures by Karl Green, Community Development, Natural Resource & Economic Development Educator, UW-Extension; concluding with March 13: Opportunities in Conservation with Ben Johnston, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Citizen Science Programs.

This series is held the second Wednesday of day of each month, from October to March. The event will be free, but donations will be accepted and a cash bar will be available.

Funding for the series was made available through Viroqua Chamber Main Street’s SOUP program,, Organic Valley, and Kickapoo Coffee Roasters.

For questions, call 608-637-3615 or email

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