Award-Winning Author to Speak on Wild and Scenic Rivers

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Photo of Tim Palmer by Ann Vileisis
Palmer will share stories of his adventures exploring America’s rivers and will discuss current river conservation and restoration issues important to us all. Photo: Ann Vileisis

Join acclaimed nature photographer and author Tim Palmer as he inspires the audience with his stories and award-winning photos in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The event will take place at Stroud™ Water Research Center’s Meetinghouse along White Clay Creek, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River, on Wednesday, September 19.

This free public lecture is offered as part of the Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture series and our World Water Monitoring Day event, celebrating citizen scientists who are helping to monitor the health of local waterways.

Palmer is the author of 26 books on rivers, conservation, and the environment. He is also an accomplished photographer with a comprehensive collection of photos of rivers in the United States.

“There is magic in rivers and in the camera and pen of Tim Palmer,” says Roderick Frazier Nash, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of California Santa Barbara and author of “Wilderness and the American Mind.”

Palmer has followed a lifelong passion to understand America’s rivers as the essential lifelines of the continent, traveling with the current wherever it leads. He will share stories of his adventures exploring these magnificent streams and will discuss current river conservation and restoration issues important to us all.

Don’t miss the celebrations at the Stroud Center on September 19. World Water Monitoring Day activities begin at 4:30 p.m.

  • 4:30–5:45 p.m. See demonstrations of electrofishing, sensor stations, aquatic insect identification, and an art exhibit by local artist Robert Jenkins.
  • 5:45–6:30 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail reception and have the opportunity to visit the Stroud Center’s newly renovated laboratory space, thanks to the generosity of Rittenhouse Builders.
  • 6:30–8 p.m. Attend the keynote lecture by Palmer. RSVPs are encouraged but not required at

For questions, please contact Jessica Provinski. This free event is made possible by the support of Calico.

About Stroud Water Research Center
Stroud Water Research Center advances knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration and to help businesses, landowners, policymakers, and individuals make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability around the world. Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.