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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kirwan Discusses 'Indigenous Landscapes of Delmarva' Sept. 20

Enviromental Studies LogoSALISBURY, MD---Dr. Jeff Kirwan knows the Delmarva Peninsula in a way few others do.

An emeritus professor and extension specialist for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, he has spent his career studying indigenous ecology and landscapes in the region.

The Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians member, with roots on the Eastern Shore, shares an overview of his findings during the presentation “Indigenous Landscapes of Delmarva” 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, in Room 153 of Salisbury University’s Conway Hall.

His talk includes a discussion of how indigenous peoples have managed the landscapes of Delmarva throughout the years.

Sponsored by SU’s Environmental Studies Department and Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, his presentation is part of SU’s Environmental Studies Colloquium series. Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-8105 or visit the SU website at

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