Calling all storytellers and musicians for stories and songs of the river. Friends of the North Fork…
Join us for an informative presentation, tasty brunch, volunteer appreciation award, and brief members business meeting.
10 am to noon, Saturday, March 30th, Emanuel Lutheran Church social hall
127 E. High Street, Woodstock (a change from last year’s location).
FREE EVENT: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER
Our Guest Speaker: Jeff Kelble, Former Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Former President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Conservation of the Shenandoah River: Past, Present, and Future
In 2005, Jeff Kelble stepped out of his fishing guide raft and into conservation work when he started and became the Shenandoah Riverkeeper. Before his time as Riverkeeper, he was a private smallmouth bass fishing guide and a ran he and his wife’s bed and breakfast. It was after years of fish kills that devastated the Shenandoah River that Jeff decided to put down his guiding oars to join the fight for the river and its health. Jeff was Riverkeeper for 9 years where he focused on investigating fish health problems. He quickly became a regional expert and advocate. He spent years scouring the river and the land for pollution sources while fighting to stop pollution with community action and legal enforcement. In 2014, he transitioned from fighting pollution and protecting public use of the rivers to become president of Potomac Riverkeeper Network.
During his time as President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network Jeff created an environment where his Riverkeepers and program staff could devote all of their time and energy to the river.
Jeff is currently in the process of making a career change and is working to get back into the outdoor industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University.
Along with the presentation:
- plan to see old friends and make some new ones.
- Celebrate our wonderful volunteers.
- Enjoy a delicious brunch.
- Hear updates on our organization and the health of the river.
- Attend one of the shortest business meetings in the business.
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