Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Familia,
We are pleased to invite you to join us for a webinar featuring Melissa Martínez, Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Fellow with the US Forest Service, Corita Waters, Rivers Partners Program Specialist with the National Parks Service, and Chuck Rocha, President at Solidarity Strategies LLC, GreenLatinos member, and advocate for the protection and conservation of waterways.
This webinar will kick off the summertime celebration of the 50th Year Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. “Congress passed this landmark legislation on Oct. 2, 1968, to preserve selected rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.”
The Act protects the free-flowing character of 208 rivers across the country by “precluding them from being dammed, while allowing for the public to enjoy them. It encourages river management that crosses political boundaries, and promotes public participation to develop goals for protecting streams.” It is in the spirit of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that its anniversary will not only celebrate protected rivers, but all rivers across the country.
A number of Latino-led organizations are honored to host this opportunity to commemorate 50 years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and join in the celebration of our nation’s rivers with a network of diverse audiences across the country.
WEBINAR: Connecting Rivers and the Latino Community
Gearing up for the 50th Year Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
- Melissa Martínez, Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Fellow at the US Forest Service
- Corita Waters, Rivers Partners Program Specialist at the National Parks Service
- Chuck Rocha, President of Solidarity Strategies, GreenLatinos member and an advocate for the protection and conservation of waterways.
June 7, 2018, 3:00 PM EST/12:00 PM PST
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Presented by: Corazón Latino & GreenLatinos, Hispanic Access Foundation