World Rivers Day 2021
The World Rivers Day is the world’s largest celebration of rivers and the communities and lifeforms they sustain. We are planning to have physical and digital events depending on the safety recommendations of their particular locale. We hope to see many of our traditional physical events such as stream clean-ups, or stream-side planting and restoration efforts (which can still accommodate social distancing measures), along with educational outings and community riverside celebrations. There are also many river-related events of a digital nature being planned. Among these are school projects, art festivals, the launching of new campaigns, the celebration of milestones (such as the ongoing work of the international year of the salmon), online essays and poems, digital photo galleries, new research projects, online river trivia events, river-related song posts, live-stream panels, and virtual film initiatives such as Global Environmental Justice documentary series that includes a number of films about rivers, including RiverBlue. The film, Last Paddle, will also be widely shown commencing this fall.