Keepers of Bitter Waters - The Amargosa River
Join Friends for our August Wild Speaker Series, “Keepers of Bitter Waters- The Amargosa River” at REI Boca Park. Fred Bell, documentary filmmaker and nature recordist, will be our presenter as we learn about the Amargosa River and what conservationists are doing to save this habitat. The presentation will feature a 20-minute film, “Keepers of Bitter Waters – The Armogosa River.” Few people know that a river begins just a few miles east of Death Valley National Park and terminates in the area of the park known as Bad Water Basin. The Amargosa River is a federally recognized Wild and Scenic river and an important provider of habitat for migratory birds. In addition to the movie, Mr. Bell will provide us with audio recordings highlighting the sounds of the Mojave Desert. This will be an entertaining event you will not want to miss!
Fred Bell spends a lot of his free time quietly sitting and recording the natural sounds of the desert, especially throughout the Amargosa River basin. It’s a peaceful diversion from his full-time duties operating the video system for the Blue Man Group show in Las Vegas. Seeking a new use for his recordings, he dusted off old skills of making documentaries in hopes that this short film will contribute to conservation efforts of the Amargosa River.
We will see you there!
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.
Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.
Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
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