9th Annual Gila River Festival: On-Line Registration Now Open

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The 9th annual Gila River Festival The Gila River is in Our Hands! planned in and around Silver City, September 19 – 22, 2013 – will examine the impacts of climate change on the Gila River and the Gila region and how we can meet our future water needs and ensure that a free-flowing Gila River, one of the last in the Southwest, continues to exist for future generations.

One of the Southwest’s premier nature festivals, the Gila River Festival attracts an audience of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts eager to learn about and experience the Gila’s natural wonders.  Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of expert-guided field trips in the Gila National Forest and along the Gila River, a keynote talk by author and environmentalist Kenneth Brower, presentation by Dr. Tom Swetnam of the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona, panel discussions, workshops, kayaking, films about New Mexico rivers, Gala for the Gila and Silent Auction with live music by the Roadrunners, a downtown art walk and more.

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