Award-winning photographer and author Tim Palmer will present a slide-show based on his two recent books, Rivers of California and California Glaciers, on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Grass Valley. The event will be held at the Lucchesi Vineyards and Winery Tasting Room, at 128 Mill Street from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, suggested donation $10. Three local conservation organizations, Snowlands Network, SYRCL, and Sierra Watch, are hosting the event. Tim Palmer will be presenting fabulous photos, stories of outdoor adventures, and insight about the problems and promise of California’s free-flowing waterways all over the state.
Tim Palmer has written twenty-two books about the American landscape, conservation, adventure travel, and rivers. California Wild, a text and photographic book, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book on nature and the environment in 2004. Palmer wrote the text for the Yosemite Association’s Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness, which received the Director’s Award from the National Park Service as the best book of the year in 1997. His other books include, Rivers of America, which features 200 color photos of rivers nationwide, Rivers of California, and Luminous Mountains, published by Heyday in collaboration with the Yosemite Association. Palmer has traveled extensively through the mountains of California by foot and on skis, with his canoe and whitewater raft, and in his well-equipped van.
About Snowlands Network
Snowlands Network is a nonprofit organization working to promote human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands in California and Nevada. For more information, visit www.snowlands.org.
Founded in 1983, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’) is a watershed advocacy organization based in Nevada City, CA with a mission to unite the community to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed. For more information, visit www.yubariver.org.
About Sierra Watch
Sierra Watch works to protect great places in the Sierra Nevada by turning development threats into conservation opportunities. Founded in 2001, the Nevada City based non-profit has built a remarkable track record in land preservation in Tahoe’s Martis Valley, on Donner Summit, and for other treasured Sierra landscapes. For more information, visit www.sierrawatch.org.