The event is open house with wine and beer, dessert, speaker, live music, silent auction and raffle. Keynote speaker Cort Conley will present “Down the Salmon, 1935; Up the Snake 1939,” an illustrated talk highlighting the 1935 National Geographic trip down the Salmon, and Buzz Holmstrom and Edith Clegg’s 1939 trip up the Snake River. Mr. Conley is an Idaho historian and author of many books including “Idaho for the Curious,” “Idaho Loners,” “Idaho Artists,” and guidebooks for the Main and Middle Fork Salmon Rivers. He currently serves at Literature Director for the Idaho Commission on the Arts.
Live music will be performed by Sarah Swett of Moscow.
A silent auction and raffle will be conducted during the evening with fishing and float trips; wagon rides; framed photographs, carvings, handknits, jewelry and ceramics by local artists; rafting, stock, fishing and backpack gear; trout and steelhead flies; theater tickets; meals at local restaurants, and more. Tickets will be available for the Foundation’s Grand Raffle for 2 float trips--Middle Fork Salmon, and Selway River.
The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation’s mission is to connect citizens and communities in the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of the SelwayBitterroot Wilderness, Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and surrounding wildlands. The Foundation’s work focuses on trail maintenance, invasive weed eradication, monitoring, restoration, cabin hosting, education and other wildland stewardship projects. The Foundation is the primary partner of the Nez Perce-Clearwater, Bitterroot, Payette and Salmon-Challis National Forests in stewarding the Selway Bitterroot and Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness areas.
For more information, visit the Foundation's website, www.selwaybitterroot.org