Jim Cox, Director of Donor Relations for Western Rivers Conservancy will make a presentation entitled “Sometimes To Save A River You Have To Buy It.” WRC has been working to conserve and protect lands on more than 50 rivers in eight western states. The presentation will focus on how WRC purchases river lands across the West to protect and conserve vital river ecosystems and to provide compatible public access. Included in the program is stunning photography of past and current projects including work on some of the most iconic fly fishing rivers across the West including Idaho’s Salmon River, Oregon’s John Day and North Umpqua Rivers, the Yampa and Rio Grande in Colorado, the Madison River in Montana, California’s Smith and Klamath Rivers, and Washington’s Hoh River. The program will also include information on recent projects in Arizona on the East Verde River and on Fossil Creek.
Jim Cox’s Bio:
Jim joined Western Rivers Conservancy as Director of Donor Relations in 2011. He has spent more than 30 working professionally in the nonprofit sector. Jim is a past steering committee co-chair of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, and is an active member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable. He is a member of numerous conservation organizations including Trout Unlimited, Flyfishers Club of Oregon, FFI, the Native Fish Society, and The Freshwater Trust among others. Jim holds a Bachelor of Theatre Degree from Willamette University. In his free time, you can find him fly fishing and hiking along the outstanding rivers of the West.
Please pass on this information and let me know if you are able to get me booked at another Arizona club. As I mentioned, the Clubs are encourage to make a conservation contribution to Western Rivers Conservancy and to put me up with a member the evening of my presentation to help defray the costs of my travel.