Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Voice of the Rivers - Brevard College, NC

2009 VOR Crew

Brevard College's Voice of the Rivers program.

May 16 - June 2, 2009
The Voice of the Rivers experience — which combines academics with outdoor exploration — is designed to educate the public and raise awareness of activities that threaten rivers; bring attention to organizations and groups poised to address those threats; and foster a sense of stewardship and community activity among the students who participate.

This year, two Brevard College faculty members and 11 students will paddle kayaks the length of the Catawba-Wateree watershed, beginning on the Catawba River near Linville Gorge, N.C and ending at the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston, S.C, over 400 river miles. The Catawba-Wateree watershed was selected for the College’s fifth VOR expedition after being recognized by American Rivers as “America’s Most Endangered River” in 2008.
Brevard College, VOR
During their 18-day trip, the group will study about rivers and their importance to society, while camping along the riverbank and talking about their experiences with the people they meet. Plans are underway for VOR members to talk with school programs, media organizations and conservation groups in North and South Carolina as the group makes its way to the sea.

To learn more about the 2009 Voice of the River visit: www.brevard.edu/vor

Brevard College faculty member Robert Dye, is an Instructor Trainer for the ACA.

Chris Stec on the Selway River, Idaho
Paddle Safe - Paddle Often,
Christopher Stec
Safety Education & Instruction Department

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