"Bridge Aglow" by Jenifer Edwards
3 Rivers Now
Join us for this fascinating, fluid forum!
Adding a new cultural dimension to the Three Rivers Music Festival, this lecture brings together ardent voices of the Saluda, Congaree, and Broad rivers to discuss the ways in which the rivers have nurtured and contributed to our communities.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the BOSTICK AUDITORIUM at RICHLAND LIBRARY MAIN
Leo Redmond, Director of the Cayce Historical Museum, will reveal how our three rivers position us, historically and advantageously, on the Fall Line.
J. Tracy Stakely, Superintendent of the Congaree National Park, will explain the relationship between the Congaree River and the park.
Bill Marshall, Project Manager of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, will detail the abundant natural resources abounding from our three rivers.
Bill Stanger, Congaree River Keeper, will equate the community's quality of life to the quality of its rivers.
Mike Dawson, Executive Director of The River Alliance, will summarize where our three rivers have brought us, bringing current the ongoing Three Rivers Greenway initiative.
An audience Q&A with the speakers will follow the presentations, and images of local art inspired by the rivers will be displayed.
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