(Washington, DC) - From the banks of the Upper Delaware to the Sierra's Tuolumne Gorge, the St. Croix in the midland north to the Cherokee's Chattooga and the Southwest's Rio Grande, American Rivers has recruited pre-eminent river outfitters and guides to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
program is a win-win for rafting outfitters and for all the communities
who depend on wild rivers as a vital component of their tourism
economy," notes Steve Markle of O.A.R.S. Marketing and Partnerships.
O.A.R.S is offering a special Wild and Scenic 40th Anniversary trip on
the Main Salmon next August, to which a well-known national celebrity
will be invited to help publicize this awareness campaign. "The Wild
and Scenic Rivers Act paved the way for recreational access and river
conservation on so many of our storied waterways: we hope to reinforce
its significance by reaching out to our staff and our travelers with a
meaningful educational message. We are proud to support American Rivers
as the steward of these treasured American waterways."
Wild and Scenic Rivers 40th Anniversary Signature Trips are planned by
the following outfitters on the rivers on which they work, play and
share a national privilege with their clients:
ARTA - Tuolumne; ECHO River Trips - Rogue; Far Flung Adventures - Rio Grande;
on the Fly - Middle Fork Salmon; Montana River Outfitters - Missouri or
Flathead; Nantahala Outdoor Center, Southeastern Expeditions, and
Wildwater, Ltd. - Chattooga; River's Edge Outfitters - Little Miami;
Wet Planet Rafting - Skagit or White Salmon; and Wilderness River
Outfitters - St. Croix.
Additional river outfitters have
committed to participate in the anniversary celebration by posting the
40th Anniversary Wild and Scenic logo and Wild and Scenic River System
history on their websites, and informing their customers about how the
Wild and Scenic legislation uniquely protects rivers.
extremely excited about this support from the outfitting community to
help us tell the story of this legislation, the first to protect our
nation's ‘last, best' rivers," notes Quinn McKew, Wild and Scenic
Rivers Program Director. "We will be celebrating the 168 existing dam
and development- free Wild and Scenic river segments that are protected
such that they'll stay that way for future generations, as we pursue
designation for forty additional rivers by this time next year."
American Rivers Recruits Outfitters and Guides to Promote Wild and Scenic River TripsFriday, 30 November 2007
From the banks of the Upper Delaware to the Sierra's Tuolumne Gorge, the St. Croix in the midland north to the Cherokee's Chattooga and the Southwest's Rio Grande, American Rivers has recruited pre-eminent river outfitters and guides to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
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