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Four Ladies in Tennis Shoes Display at Roseburg Library

Published January 30th, 2024 in News, Wilderness

Press Release from Umpqua Watersheds

Four Ladies in Tennis Shoes

A Display at the Roseburg Public Library

1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg

Feb. 1-Feb. 28

Visit the “Four Ladies in Tennis Shoes’ exhibit to discover the astonishing accomplishment of four local women during the 1970’s. These four women established protections for an area rich in special botanical species, in the North Umpqua National Forest. Jeannie Moore, along with her three naturalist  companions, discovered several rare plants while hiking in the National Forest area near Limpy Rock. One of those plants was discovered to grow nowhere else on earth!

This exhibit tells the fascinating story of 4 women, passionate about the wonders of nature, who worked together against many political forces, to protect this area for future generations.

Visit the Roseburg Public Library during February to view photos of these women and the plants, and read about their 15+ years long effort to protect this amazing area for all of us to enjoy.


For more information, call Umpqua Watersheds at 541-672-7065.



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