Conservation Alliance Breakfast: Diversity and Wilderness with Shelton Johnson

Please join us for this summer's Outdoor Retailer Conservation Alliance breakfast! We are pleased to welcome Shelton Johnson as our guest speaker this year!

Shelton Johnson is a novelist, award-winning poet and Yosemite National Park ranger. Johnson played a prominent role in Ken Burns' documentary about the National Parks, and was instrumental in convincing Oprah Winfrey to visit Yosemite last year.

He has been an outspoken advocate for increasing diversity in the National Parks. His talk, "Diversity and Wilderness" will focus on our need to build a conservation ethic among communities of color to ensure that our national parks and wilderness areas enjoy broader support. Johnson is author of the novel Gloryland.

The Conservation Alliance Breakfast is free and open to the public, so bring a friend! Arrive tired, leave inspired!

When: 7am to 8:50am – stick around for a full review of 2011 grants! Details below.

Where: The Marriot, Salons F-I

Summer 2011 Grant Review Session

This presentation is designed to help Conservation Alliance members learn more about the projects that will be included on the Summer 2011 funding ballot. There will be 28 projects on the ballot, of which we will be able to fund 18-20. Conservation Alliance members will vote to determine which groups will receive grants. We have $550,000 to contribute during this cycle. Conservation Alliance staff will make a short presentation about each project on the ballot, and answer questions about the projects.

When: 9am to 10am

Where: The Marriot, Salons F-I

PHOTO courtesy Ben Moon.