Friends of Plumas Wilderness invites the community to a free presentation on the topic of “Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities.” The event is open to all ages and will take place Friday, Nov. 17, at the Quincy branch of the Plumas County Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The evening’s program will feature a presentation by Dr. Ann Willis, the California regional director at American Rivers. Willis said her journey into river conservation began with a transformative whitewater rafting experience on the Middle Fork Salmon River, which has since guided her career choices and her passion for preserving vital waterways. With a background in science-guided, project-based approaches, Willis has dedicated her efforts to conserving and protecting rivers.
Willis’s work prior to joining American Rivers includes leading a research program at the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Her program focused on implementing stream conservation strategies on working landscapes, where she collaborated with various conservation organizations, government agencies, and private landowners to advance conservation initiatives throughout California. This included watersheds in the Klamath, Sacramento-San Joaquin, and North Coast regions.
Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session, allowing for a deeper understanding of the critical issues surrounding river conservation.
Information submitted by Friends of Plumas Wilderness