Headwaters Institute is June 10, Luis Benitez to present Keynote
On Friday, June 10 Arkansas River Outfitters Assoc., AHRA and GARNA are presenting the 18th Annual Headwaters Institute, an all-day workshop for first year river guides and the public. Lectures and break-out sessions will be presented by numerous local and regional experts. Topics include the history of the Arkansas Valley, water quality, the effects of global climate change on the Arkansas, wildlife and wildflowers found along the river, and local issues such as the Browns Canyon National Monument designation and “Over the River”. Luis Benitez, Director of the newly formed Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, will present the Keynote for the Institute. The Institute runs from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is held at Salida’s Riverside Park and the Scout Hut. The cost is $20 and includes a picnic lunch and pizza and beer after party. Registration is available online at http://garna.org/calendar/headwaters-institute-2016/ or call 539-5106.