“It’s just not enough to enjoy the wilderness; if you enjoy you incur a responsibility to be a patron. So those of us who have relished our time on wild rivers need to ask how we can give something back” explains Dr. Roderick Nash, a retired professor of History and Environmental Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He is also the author of Wilderness and the American Mind, Big Drops and The Rights of Nature, A History of Environmental Ethics.
River Runners for Wilderness announces that the NorthWest Rafters Association (www.nwrafters.org/) is sponsoring a symposium, Patronage of the Wilderness, hosted in Lewis & Clark College’s Council Chambers, 0615 Palatine Hill Road, Portland, Oregon from 8 AM-5 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2006. River Runners for Wilderness is a sponsor of the multi-media program with riveting speakers and stunning slides, promising to be educational, inspiring and entertaining.
The all-day event will feature several wilderness experts, with a focus not only on our resources, but what we can do as river runners to help protect and conserve our wilderness. The program features Roger Kaye, Ph.D. Wilderness Studies, of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Verne Huser, author, historian, photographer and river runner; George Nickas, executive director of Wilderness Watch; and Dave Foreman, author, founder of Earth First! and executive director of the Rewilding Institute.
PATRONAGE OF THE WILDERNESS
8-9 AM Registration and book signings
9-9:30 AM Introduction and Opening Remarks
9:30-10:30 AM On the River with Lewis and Clark, Verne Huser
10:45 AM-Noon Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Roger Kaye
Noon-1 PM Lunch
1-2:15 PM Wilderness & Wilderness Rights, Dave Foremen
2:30-3:45 PM The Ongoing Struggle to Protect Wilderness, George Nickas
4-4:45 PM River slide show
4:45-5:30 PM Closing remarks and book signing.
Deadline is Friday, February 17, 2006
STUDENT, $25_____ADULT, $35_____TOTAL ENCLOSED, $_________________
REGISTRATION AFTER FEBRUARY 18, 2006: STUDENT, $30; ADULT, $40 LUNCH INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION
Please make checks payable to Patronage of the Wilderness, NorthWest Rafters Association (NWRA), and mail to 10345 SW Ridgeview Lane, Portland, Oregon 97219. Questions? Please call 503-246-0386 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NorthWest Rafters Association and River Runners for Wilderness seeks your help in sponsoring this event. If you wish to be a sponsor at any level or have frequent flyer miles to donate, please contact us or 303-443-1806. We hope to see you there.