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I always wondered how they decide which rivers to include every year, so I emailed to ask.

The Kankakee River is dying a slow-to-moderate sure death, and would be a clear candidate- IF there was support.

Sadly, there aren't many that would be willing to stand up for her, or she wouldn't be in such a predicament to begin with.

 

I'm still going to try and drum up some sort of campaign.

 

Hi --

 

Here is a description of how the rivers are selected,

http://www.americanrivers.org/our-work/protecting-rivers/endangered-rive

rs/background/://http://www.americanrivers.org/our-w... rs/background/ as well as some frequently asked questions,

http://www.americanrivers.org/our-work/protecting-rivers/endangered-rive

rs/background/faq.html://http://www.americanrivers.org/our-w...ground/faq.html.

 

Please let me know if you have additional questions.

 

Leslie

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Leslie Beck

Director of Internet Operations

American Rivers

Northwest Regional Office

4005 20th Ave West, Suite 221

Seattle, WA 98199

206-213-0330 x 10

206-213-0334 (fax)

206-675-0533 (cell)

www.AmericanRivers.org

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The first step in any major public awareness campaign is to focus on technology to get the word out.

Planted a seed in an environmentalist friend's ear at the ISA meeting I spoke at, regarding a video production on a major scale. I checked back with him tonight and learned that is going to happen.

An 8 minute version to present to prospective partners in preservation is getting produced initially.

 

A meeting to dissect and discuss further strategy is being scheduled.

(Norm- I'll be calling soon)

 

We've said it before, this river isn't going down in our lifetime without a fight.

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