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General Meeting February 19th Guest Speaker Jim Cox

  • February 19, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Highlands Community Club

General Meeting February 19th Guest Speaker Jim Cox from Western Rivers Conservancy

Presentation: Sometimes to Save a River You Have to Buy it


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” to the Peninsula Fly Fishers the evening of Thursday, February 19. Since 1988, WRC has been working to conserve and protect lands on more than 70 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 Oregon’s John Day and Sandy Rivers, the Yampa in Colorado, the Madison River in Montana, Washington’s Hoh River and California’s Smith, Eel and Klamath Rivers,

Jim Cox Bio:
Jim joined Western Rivers Conservancy as Director of Donor Relations in 2011. He has more than 25 years experience 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 and is also a member of Trout Unlimited, Flyfishers Club of Oregon, the Native Fish Society, and The Freshwater Trust among many other conservation groups. 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.


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