After more than a year of pandemic restrictions, the Gila Conservation Coalition welcomes you back to (Re)Connect with the River in Silver City, the Gila National Forest, and along the Gila River!
This year’s hybrid (in-person and virtual) event explores our connection to Nature and celebrates our connection to one another and to the Gila River watershed. Join us for expert-led field trips that will explore the diversity of connections and interrelationships reflected in the Gila’s natural and cultural history, including birding and bird banding, medicinal plant, geology, rock art, and Wild and Scenic river hikes, horseback riding, fly fishing, and more.
Speakers include philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore, New York Times best-selling author Doug Tallamy, nature/science writer Sharman Apt Russell, poet Michelle Otero and conservationist Michael Casaus. Online presentations will spark conversations on our human connection with the natural world and our responsibility to protect the Earth’s ecosystems if we are to have a livable future.
Registration opens August 1, 2021 at www.gilariverfestival.org
17th Annual Gila River Festival
- c/o Gila Conservation Coalition
- Silver City, NM 88061
- Silver City, Gila National Forest, and along the Gila River
- Some events are free, fee for field trips. See website for more information: www.gilariverfestival.org