Join the McKenzie River Trust for our 6th annual celebration of the history of the McKenzie with storytelling, rare historic photos, artifacts, and more.
Come early to listen to the music of Blue McKenzie and see the display of old wooden drift boats, river guide cookery, vintage fly fishing gear and more early McKenzie artifacts. Food carts, Ninkasi and Oakshire beer, and WildCraft Cider will be available.
Then our program begins. Step back in time as we learn about the historic lodges like the Log Cabin Inn and the lodge at Foley Hot Springs, now long gone. Paddle downstream with local storytellers Steve Schaefer, Don Wouda, and Dana Burwell from the McKenzie River Guides Association, founded in 1931. Hear stories about what life was like as a guide in the early 1900s and the guides’ key role in conservation and stewardship of the McKenzie River. Then listen as former river guide and hydrologist Gordon Grant weaves tales of the McKenzie’s unique geology.
And be there as we kick off the McKenzie Homewaters Campaign, a project that builds on recent conservation work near Finn Rock.Don’t miss another unforgettable evening!
Friday, April 7, 2017
7pm (Doors at 6)
Venue 252 – 252 Lawrence St in Eugene