Grand Opening set for 50 Years of Wild Rivers!
Art Exhibit at University of Idaho
Who: Friends of the Clearwater, Palouse Prairie Charter School, and HK Creative, with funding from the Latah County Community Foundation.
What: 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act celebration.
When: Reception on Thursday August 23 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm with light refreshments. Exhibit will run through Wednesday September 5.
Where: University of Idaho Reflections Gallery in the Commons, first floor adjacent to cafeteria.
Why: This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, which was passed by Congress in 1968. The Lochsa, Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater, along with the Middle Fork Salmon, and other rivers in the United States, were designated Wild & Scenic under this historic legislation, creating a rich legacy of free-flowing rivers in Idaho. Today, the Wild & Scenic National Rivers System includes such rivers as the Saint Joe, Rapid River, Salmon River (main stem), Snake River (main stem) and others in the state, plus many miles of rivers from around the country. Learn more at rivers.gov/wsr50