10th Annual Gila River Festival: Celebrating America’s First Wilderness River

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10th Annual Gila River Festival

Celebrating America’s First Wilderness River

September 18- 21, 2014

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Gila River Festival!

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 90th anniversary of the Gila Wilderness Area, our theme this year – Celebrating America’s First Wilderness River – celebrates the Gila River as the lifeblood of the Gila Wilderness, the nation’s first wilderness area.  The headwaters of the Gila River lie in the heart of the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest, a refuge for native plants and wildlife and a special place of solitude and quiet for humans.

This year’s festival features a keynote address by conservationist Dave Foreman, workshops, guided field trips, and kayaking along the Gila River and in the Gila National Forest as well as events in historic downtown Silver City.

FULL SCHEDULE AVAILABLE IN JULY!