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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act- Looking at the Political Battles of the Past, Present, and Future to Protect Oregon's Rivers

  • Broken Top Bottle Shop 1740 NW Pence Ln #1 Bend, OR 97702 (map)

Noted conservationist Andy Kerr will present a lively history of the congressional and local politics of the inclusion of 59 Oregon stream segments, totaling 1,908 miles, in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System from the enactment of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 until today. He’ll also give details on potential new protections for ~250 additional miles of Oregon streams pending in Congress.

Join us Wednesday September 19th, 5:30-7:00pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop to hear his story and enjoy the visual journey. This is a free event. 

Andy Kerr is the Czar of the Larch Company and consults on environmental and conservation issues. Kerr has been closely involved with the establishment or expansion of 46 Wilderness Areas and 47 Wild and Scenic Rivers, 13 congressionally legislated special management areas, 15 Oregon Scenic Waterways and one proclaimed national monument. Andy is best known for his two decades with Oregon Wild and is an instrumental part of Oregon's conservation history. 


Earlier Event: September 18
Three Streams Brut IPA Release
Later Event: October 5
Wild & Scenic Film Festival