Outdoor Retailer Events: Get Wild With EP!
When: 8pm MST
Watch the show and party with Confluence, NRS and the Epicocity Project! Last year, EP teamed up with National Geographic Monster Fish guru Zeb Hogan and a pair of Brazilian scientists to explore a remote 400-mile-long river — the River of Doubt (now called the Rio Roosevelt) in southwestern Brazil. Our mission: catch the tuna-sized catfish and paddle the Class V whitewater Teddy Roosevelt first described during his exploration of this Amazon tributary in 1914. Like Roosevelt, we walked away with mixed success, but that’s the nature of expeditionns — especially in the Amazon. Find out why (hint: potentially violent tribes may have had something to do with it) when Jungle Catfish airs on the National Geographic Channel at 10 p.m. East Coast time (or 9 p.m. Central; 8 p.m. Mountain; 10 p.m. West Coast).
First Descents: In Search of Wild Rivers book signing
When: 2pm, Wednesday, August 4
Where: Wilderness Press/Menasha Ridge Press Booth # 32108
A chronicle of the best writing and most daring adventures in whitewater paddling to date. The Epicocity Project will be on hand to talk about their adventures and sign your book!
Paddlesports Industry Night
When: 6 to 9pm, Wednesday, August 4
Where: Pierpont Plaza — 163 Pierpont Ave. Salt Lake City
Join NRS and Canoe & Kayak for free drinks, industry awards and paddling movies. And the Epicocity Project will premiere the new NRS Team video!
Dam Busters: Save Our Wild Salmon
When: 4pm, Thursday, August 5
Where: Patagonia Booth # 13027
Snake River salmon swim more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds — the highest salmon spawning habitat on the planet, and the largest and wildest habitat left in the continental United States. These one of a kind salmon travel farther and higher than any other salmon on Earth — not to mention tackling eight massive dams along the way.
How far do you go to spawn? Celebrate these amazing fish and catch a glimpse of their epic migration first hand with a short film from the Epicocity Project and a photo exhibit from the International League of Conservation Photographers. The filmmakers, photographers and Save Our Wild Salmon crew will be on hand to answer questions and help you take action to protect these one of a kind fish.
Save Elephants! Win Gear!
When: All day Tuesday, August 3 to Thursday, August 5!
Where: All over! See details below!
Elephants are being killed by poachers at a rate of 10 percent per year. With just 470,000 elephants left in the world, it means that in just a few years we might lose our wild elephant populations. So, this winter, the Epicocity Project is embarking on a forensic biology expedition to the remote jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo with the goal of saving wild elephants from the illegal ivory trade. And you can help!
Take Action right here at OR!
1. Become a Fan of the Elephant Ivory Project on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/elephantivoryproject
2. Donate to the cause! Every little bit helps, and every single dollar goes directly to our cause — whether it’s $5 or $50. Visit one of these booths below and drop off your donation and a business card in the box, or donate online!
SPOT Messenger, # 38186
Osprey Packs, Booth # 5010
Mountain Khakis, Booth # 34181
Adventure Medical Kit, Booth # 13019
AlpineAire Foods, Booth # 140
If you need some extra incentives to take action, we’ve got some sweet gear up for grabs. On Day 3, August 5, we’ll pick 3 lucky people will win awesome prize packages, including a SPOT Messenger unit, an Osprey Packs Raptor 6 Hydration Pack with Mountain Khakis, an Adventure Medical Kits First Aid Kit and some snacks from AlpineAire!
So c’mon! Save some elephants today!