Preserving China Rivers
Learn about the majesty of China's great rivers -- and what needs to be done to save them.
|Presenting||Preserving China Rivers|
May 25, 2011
7:00PM to 9:00PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
|Ticket Notes:||This is a free event, but donations are encouraged.|
Lifelong Learning @ The Radio Room welcomes Pete Winn on May 25 to speak about the Winn family's experience with China Rivers.
Pete Winn is one of the pioneers of whitewater river exploration in western China. He began to organize and lead first descent river expeditions in the provinces of Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan in 1994 and continues to explore rivers on the Tibetan Plateau with his family. His son Travis, a graduate of Fruita Monument High School, took over Pete's rafting business in 2006 and is currently marketing whitewater river trips to Chinese environmental organizations.
Over the past twenty years, the Chinese government has encouraged the building of dozens of large dams on the Yangtze, Yellow, Mekong, Salween and Tsangpo rivers in western China. The Winn family is actively working with these organizations to educate the Chinese public about the value of preserving some stretches of these rivers for the benefit of future generations.