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Rivers Full of Fish Webinar

October 22

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Join us for Rivers Full of Fisha virtual webinar event on October 22, 2020. This two-part webinar features narratives from North America and beyond that highlight the past, present, and future of river restoration. We invite community leaders, local supporters, community members, practitioners, and all people interested in learning about the latest projects, approaches, and research in river restoration in North America.

Rivers Full of Fish is part of a global initiative to spotlight the importance of migratory fish ecology, economy, and people. The Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts serves as the North American Headquarters for World Fish Migration Day 2020 – a one-day global celebration to raise awareness for the importance of free-flowing rivers and migratory fish. Our celebration takes place in two 90-minute sessions. Please make sure you sign up for BOTH if you’d like to attend both parts.:

PART ONE , 1:00 pm EST: Transformational Change – A Movement for Rivers

Part one will highlight key themes in river restoration throughout the United States. Voices from a variety of government, non-profit and tribal presentations focused on the past, present and future of fish passage and the connections between migratory fish and the larger marine ecosystem. Featured speakers include:

  • Darius Coombs, Director of Wampanoag Interpretation and Research at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
  • Joshua Royte, Senior Conservation Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick, ME
  • John Waldman, Professor at Queens College, Queens, NY
  • Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, Washington, DC
  • Carrie Selberg Robinson, Office Director for Office of Habitat Conservation at NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD
  • George Pess, Watershed Program Manager at NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA
  • Lynn Scarlett, Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA
  • David Gould, Director of Marine & Environmental Affairs, Plymouth, MA

PART TWO, 5:00 pm EST: A Celebration of Free-flowing Rivers!

Part two will be a visually stimulating and fun series of presentations and celebrations featuring successful river restoration efforts, and proof that people across the globe can advance river restoration efforts! Featured speakers include:

  • Darius Coombs, Director of Wampanoag Interpretation and Research at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
  • Herman Wanningen, Founder of World Fish Migration Day, World Fish Migration Foundation, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Julie Turini, Director/Attorney of Lands, Rivers, and Communities at Resources Legacy Fund, Sacramento, CA
  • Abby Archer, Marine Extension Agent of Barnstable County, Woods Hole, MA
  • Keith Ellenbogen, Professional Underwater Wildlife Photographer at SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York and Visiting Artist at MIT Sea Grant

We hope to make a splash by connecting partners across sectors in restoring healthy rivers and swimways for migratory fish! Please join us in a celebration of fish, friends, and free-flowing rivers!

If you have any questions, please email us at riversfulloffish@gmail.com.