AMC is partnering with the Connecticut River Watershed Council for their Annual River Celebration on Saturday, June 21 at Gillette Castle State Park in CT. This year they are celebrating the expansion of the CT River Paddlers’ Trail, a major initiative that the AMC has been hard working on.
The event will feature speakers Steve Grant and special guest Jim Dina.
· Pulitzer-prize nominated journalist Steve Grant delighted readers of The Hartford Courant with his widely-acclaimed 17-part series detailing his 5-week paddle down the 410-mile-long Connecticut River.
· Jim Dina began his upstream adventure by carving a birchbark canoe using Native American tools and technology. Jim’s book, Voyage of the Ant, shares the story of this spirit-filled trip. Weather permitting, Jim plans to bring his boat, The Ant, and some of the tools he used to craft it.
The celebration begins at 11am. Lunch will be provided and we’ll wrap up with a Summer Solstice Paddle, launching at 1:30pm. For more information & to RSVP (preferred but not required),