By Judith Thomas
If you missed it, Tom gave a fascinating presentation with film footage from the archives of quirky Grand Canyon Historian Otis “Dock” Marston. Tom has mined the tens of thousands of documents and film footage of early Colorado River pioneers that Dock preserved in his California archives. Some of this footage and documents have never been shown publicly before Tom unearthed them.
CW also received over $600 from Tom’s generous donation of half of all his book and map sales at the event. Good River Beer and Wine Sellers Ltd. generously provided beverages. We love our sponsors. Please show them your appreciation. Thank you Tom, Preston, and Brooke for your support!
In keeping with CW’s mission of conservation, members also learned details of the proposed Arkansas River Management Plan and had a chance to discuss the potential impacts of the proposal, as well as make written comments that were submitted as part of the public comment period.
Outgoing President Elizabeth Austen highlighted the very busy year CW had with classes, events, river weekends, cruises, training camp, and advocacy. She also conducted our annual membership meeting and the elections of new and returning board members.
Many CW members stepped in to volunteer with set-up, check-in, book sales, and clean-up. Your help was very much appreciated. Volunteers are the heart and soul of CW. Sherri Spenser, Sarah Mass, Terry Standlee, Ross Norm, Barbera Aimes, David Claire, and Laurie Maciag you were a huge part of making this event a success.