Celebrating 40 Years of the Wild & Scenic Rogue
ECHO's last trip of the season will be next week Sept. 9-12 on the spectacular Rogue River. This special trip will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act! All across the nation, nature-lovers are embarking on river trips in commemoration of this landmark legislation that offered protection to our nation's system of waterways. Passed in 1968, the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act ensured that the chosen rivers would "be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations." In the past 40 years, this legislation has swelled to cover 156 rivers or river sections.
Joining the trip will be a representative from the American Rivers Conservancy that will educate guests and guides about the on-going efforts to protect the Rogue as well as the important economic and biological benefits of the Rogue. We will also be accompanied by representatives from the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, who are part of a coalition to preserve the wilderness surrounding the Rogue.
There is so much beauty to be enjoyed on the Rogue River, and it was the efforts of those before us that have saved this river from excessive development. We at ECHO are incredibly grateful and supportive of these efforts and are proud to celebrate our last trip of the season with a commemoration of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.