Author Tom Martin will update Atlanta, Three Forks Maine and Washington D.C. boaters on the controversial Colorado River Management Plan now in progress for Grand Canyon National Park. Learn how this plan will affect America's last greatest Wilderness and the boating public who raft the Colorado River in the park. Tom will illustrate his talk with a slide show on the Grand Canyon based on his books, Day Hikes From The River, and the new Guide To The Colorado River In The Grand Canyon.
EAST COAST SLIDE SHOW SCHEDULE:
Atlanta Georgia, Tuesday May 25 and Wednesday May 26
Tuesday, May 25th, 7:00PM
High Country Outfitters
3906 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA
Contact Scott Schwitters (770) 598-4403 or Bubba Sloan (404) 814-0999.
Directions: From downtown Atlanta, head north on I-85 (bear left at the split with I-75 North at the north end of downtown). About a mile or two after that split take the GA 400 North exit on the right. Follow GA 400 North a mile or two and take the Lennox Rd. exit which is before the toll starts. It is the first exit off GA 400 you will come to. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Lennox Rd. Go a couple hundred yards and turn right onto Piedmont Rd. Follow Piedmont maybe half a mile to Roswell Rd. and turn right. High Country Outfitters is about half a mile up on the left next to Stein Mart.
Wednesday, May 26th, Doors open at 7:00PM, presentation starts 7:30PM
Gwinnett Sierra Club Group
Contact Richard Miles (770) 321-1772
Directions: Take 285 East to 85 North to the Indian Trail exit, turn Right (South more or less). Indian Trail is the exit after Jimmy Carter. About 3 miles down Indian Trail, you'll cross a small stream bridge, with a BP gas station on right. Turn Right on Hwy 29, the Lawrenceville Hwy. Take the immediate Left lane change, and turn Left at the light, this is Main St Lilburn. About 1 mile down Main St, just after the stop sign, turn left into the City Hall / Police Station parking lot. The meeting is in the City Hall.
Three Forks, Maine, Sunday May 30, 5:30PM
Three Rivers Rafting
Route 201 near West Forks, Maine.
Contact Phillip Gormley 617.529.7110, or Joe Christopher at 800-786-6878
Directions: Take Interstate 95 to Exit 36 (Skowhegan/Jackman). Go north on Rt. 201 57.5 miles. You will travel through Skowhegan, Solon and Bingham. Continue north on 201 past Caratunk. Three Forks is between Caratunk and The Forks. Approximately 20 miles after leaving the town of Bingham, watch for the flashing Caution Moose sign. Continue 4.8 miles past the flashing Moose sign to Three Rivers. For details, see www.threeriverswhitewater.com/.
Washington, DC, June 2 and June3
Wednesday, June 2, 7:30PM
REI Bailey's Crossroads
3509 Carlin Springs Rd
Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041
Contact Mark Nelson at (703) 379-9400
Directions: Bailey's Crossroads, VA, is located just west of the border between Arlington and Alexandria, 100 yards north of the corner of Virginia Route 7 and Carlin Springs Road..
Thursday, June 3, 7:00PM
Patagonia, Washington, D.C.
1048 Wisconsin Ave., N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
Contact Gavin Howe (202) 333-1776
Directions: The store is located one block south of "M" Street in the heart of Georgetown overlooking the C&O canal, easily accessible from Virginia via the Key Bridge, or Maryland by way of the Clara Barton Parkway and Canal Drive.
The free slide shows will be open to the public and feature beautiful vistas illustrating Grand Canyon hikes you can do from the river and exciting river running shots. The presentation will also cover the highly controversial Colorado River Management Plan. Grand Canyon planners have gathered over 50,000 comments for the CRMP. What's in the balance is the future of the last greatest American wilderness. This slideshow is of vital importance to any canyon lover hoping to visit the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Donations will benefit the not-for-profit River Runners for Wilderness.