Wild Rivers Night 2016 Recap

by Zachary Collier

Last Thursday was the 6th annual Wild Rivers Night at the Patagonia Store in Portland. Over 300 river enthusiasts joined to celebrate wild rivers in and around Oregon.

Once again writer, photographer, and speaker Tim Palmer was the emcee. He followed up opening remarks with a slide show of his 216 mile trip down the Rogue River.

Tim's wife Ann rowing the Rogue River on their 216 mile trip

Tim's wife Ann rowing the Rogue River on their 216 mile trip

Bearfoot Brad

Nate Wilson premiered his new film about Bearfoot Brad and the North Fork of the Smith River.

Baldface Creek in the headwaters of the North Fork of the Smith River is threatened by large scale nickel mining. For more information on the threats and what you can do to help, please visit kalmiopsiswildrivers.org.


Jeremy Monroe of Freshwater Illustrated showed an abbreviated version of this 30 minute film about the the Willamette River.

Visit the UPRIVER web site for upcoming dates and locations where you can view the full film.

Behind the Emerald Curtain

Pacific Rivers showed an abbreviated version of their new film Behind the Emerald Curtain about the shameful inadequacy of our Oregon State Forest Practices Act.

Owyhee River Presentation

Robyn Jansssen of Rogue Riverkeeper and shared a slideshow from river trips down the Owyhee River.

Wild Rivers Night 2016

Wild Rivers Night 2016

There are current efforts to permanently protect the Owyhee River. Visit the Owyhee Canyonlands Website to learn more about this area and how you can help protect it.

NWRC Thank You

Thank you Patagonia, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Base Camp Brewing Company, and Nectar Creek Honeywine for your continued generous support of this event.

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