Tim Palmer will talk about his book "Rivers of America" at College of the Atlantic May 12. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANN VILEISIS

Explore ‘Rivers of America’ with Tim Palmer

BAR HARBOR — Award-winning author, photographer and renowned river conservationist Tim Palmer will share images and anecdotes from his acclaimed photo book “Rivers of America” in the College of the Atlantic McCormick Lecture Hall on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Palmer is a nationally known river conservationist and the author of 26 books on rivers, conservation and the environment. He also is an accomplished photographer with one of the most complete collections of river photos in the United States.

“Tim brings alive the rivers of this country through personal accounts of the many days, weeks and months he has spent on them,” said COA David Rockefeller Family Chair in Ecosystem Management and Protection Professor Ken Cline.

Palmer has followed a lifelong passion to understand America’s rivers as the essential lifelines of the continent, traveling with the current wherever it leads. He will share stories of his adventures exploring these magnificent streams and will discuss current river conservation and restoration issues important to us all.

Palmer has received awards from national environmental organizations for his activism, served on the boards of American Rivers and River Network, and received several awards for his books, including the National Outdoor Book Award, the Benjamin Franklin Book Award and the National Park Service Directors Award. He has championed river conservation all over the country.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the Pennsylvania State University, Palmer worked for eight years as a land-use planner and began writing full time in 1980. Today, he is an associate at the Pennsylvania State University’s Riparia Center and a visiting scholar at Portland State University.


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