Award-Winning River Researcher and Writer To Speak in the St. Croix Valley

Dr. Kurt Fausch will offer observations about why the world needs rivers.




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fausch-for_the_love_of_rivers-book_coverFor the Love of Rivers: An Evening with Dr. Kurt Fausch
Monday, October 17, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Marine Village Hall
121 Judd St, Marine on St. Croix, MN
Tickets: $20
Register by October 10, 2016 at this link »

A Colorado scientist and author will speak in Marine on St. Croix on October 17, sharing his observations about the importance of rivers. Dr. Kurt Fausch has taught in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University for 35 years.

He recently published For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey, documenting his experiences during decades of river research, emphasizing fish ecology and conservation, around the West and the world. The book was awarded the 2016 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award from Northland College.

The theme of the talk will be the importance of rivers for fish, plants, animals, and humans. Watch the book’s video trailer below for beautiful footage and ideas:

The St. Croix River Association and Northland College are hosting the event, which is open to the public, SCRA members and volunteers. Ticket proceeds support the St. Croix River Association’s mission to protect, restore, and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed.

The annual Fall Gathering will also recognize SCRA and National Park Service volunteers, and an announcement of the winner of the Centennial Paddle Challenge. The winning paddler – drawn at random from everyone who logged 200 miles on the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway this summer for the National Park Service’s centennial – will get a Wilderness Systems 12-foot kayak.


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