KFFC Sometimes To Save A River You Have To Buy It

KFFC General Meeting Jim Cox 2nd Friday March 8, 2019

Sometimes To Save A River You Have To Buy It

  • 7:30pm Program begins 5105 W. Cypress Ave, Visalia, Ca 93277
  • 6:30pm Fly tying
  • 5:00pm Dinner with speaker Denny’s 200 S. Akers St, Visalia

Program Info:

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 60 rivers in eight western states.  The presentation will focus on how WRC purchases riverlands 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, the  Rio Grande in Colorado, the Madison River in Montana, Washington’s Hoh River,  Oregon’s  John Day and North Umpqua Rivers and updates on California projects including Klamath/Blue Creek, South Fork Scott River, and South Fork Antelope Creek.

Jim Cox Bio:

Jim joined Western Rivers Conservancy as Director of Donor Relations in 2011. He has spent more than 30 years 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 Round table. 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 Theater Degree from Willamette University. In his free time, you can find him fly fishing and hiking along the outstanding rivers of the West.