California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) invites all Bay Area river lovers to convene on October 19, 2018, at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.
Featuring a panel of policy and literary experts, we’ll swap stories of past successes, reflect on legislative wins, and generate new ideas for river conservation efforts moving forward. We’ll highlight priority threats for the coming years, such as Temperance Flat and the Shasta Dam raise, and emphasize the critical need to engage activists from all backgrounds. With special guest Rep. Huffman in tow, we’ll touch on how “big tent” organizing helps wild streams, as demonstrated in his bill HR 6596, the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act – which CalWild worked on for five years before introduction, and includes 480 miles of wild rivers.
Panel speakers include:
- Rep. Jared Huffman, Congressmember from California’s 2nd District, author of HR 6596 – Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act
- Marguerite Young, board member for East Bay Municipal Utility District, and leader on the recent designation of the Mokelumne Wild & Scenic River
- Steve Evans, CalWild’s Wild Rivers Director, has worked on conservation issues for 37 years and because of his work, more than 341 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers in California are permanently protected.
Entry will be a sliding scale ($20-$50) and proceeds will go towards supporting CalWild’s newest campaign, the Wild Rivers Project.
October 19th, 2018: 6:00-8:30pm
New Parkway Theater
474 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612
Proceeds from the event will help support the Wild Rivers Project, which CalWild launched in 2018 to designate 6,000 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers in California by 2028. To make this happen we need to raise $50,000 this year; please consider joining as a monthly member or making a special gift today to sustain the only statewide group working on federal wild and scenic rivers in the state!