International Day of Action for Rivers -14 March

The International Day of Action for Rivers is this week on March 14th!

A story on our own uMngeni River is on the International Rivers website. www.internationalrivers.org/resources/20

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Over 74 actions and events are taking place in 33 countries around the world. It’s not too late to get involved!.

To help inspire you, here are just some of the exciting events planned for this year’s International Day of Action for Rivers:

•           There will be a human river running through Burdur City in Turkey, where hundreds are gathering to celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers

•           A weeklong celebration in Manipur, India: The Citizens Concern for Dams and Development and several other organizations are organizing a series of community meetings and protests along the Chakpi and Thoubal rivers, including a protest on March 14th against the Mapithel Dam.

•           In South Africa, The Gauteng Canoe Union will celebrate the healthier recovery of the Klip River with a South African traditional BRAAI (barbecue) as they plan their next trips and races on the river.

•           Amigos del Río San Rodrigo are planning a series of talks for high school students in Coahuila, Mexico to raise awareness about the impacts of mining and dam projects on the world’s rivers.

•           In the US’s Pacific Northwest, Crispen K. McAllister a council member on the Karuk Tribal Council, will start a 50 mile Spirit Run in prayer of safe passage for the salmon and all other life that thrives on the healthy flow of the Klamath River.

Int day of riversYou can read about all of the planned actions for March 14th, along with the many river stories which we have collected in honor of the International Day of Action for Rivers:

Please share your own plans, along with photos and videos from your events by emailing dayofaction@internationalrivers.org or sharing your events on Facebook.

Please like us and share on uMngeni River Walk facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/162707723850506/

We would be thrilled to post photos of your local action on this blog. Send them to: info@midlandsconservancies.org.za

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About Nikki Brighton

I live in a Magic Cottage near the mist-belt forest with my African dog, Dizzy. We enjoy long walks in the fields to gather wild greens, sitting on the verandah with a pot of tea, and harvesting vegetables outside the kitchen door.
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