Join – John Fielder’s Exclusive Photography Workshop on the Green River – Desolation & Gray Canyons
Bill Dvorak’s Expeditions est. 1969 – Teams up with John Fielder
Nationally Renowned Nature Photographer to lead Photography Workshop on Utah’s Green River – Desolation & Gray Canyons
Release: May 2013
Trip Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 2013 – (Call for availability)
Jaci Dvorak, Dvorak Expeditions, Inc. (800) 824-3795 or (719) 539-6851
A portion of Aug. 31-Sep. 5, 2013 Trip Proceeds to Benefit the National Wildlife Federation
Nathrop, CO, May 23, 2013 – The classroom is Utah’s Green River Wilderness. The instructor is Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder. The host is legendary rafting outfitter Bill Dvorak. The cause is protecting wildlife habitat on public lands. Together they offer the beginner to advanced photographer the opportunity to hone their skills and conquer 86 miles of scenic whitewater while supporting America’s largest conservation organization, the National Wildlife Federation.
It’s adventure travel with a purpose. Events begin in Grand Junction, Colorado on August, 30th with a pre-trip slideshow and dinner hosted by Fielder and the NWF. The next morning Bill Dvorak’s Expeditions (https://www.dvorakexpeditions.com/) takes over and participants fly to the river put-in along Utah’s Green River. Over the course of the next six days and five nights rafters will conquer over 60 Class II-III rapids. Between whitewater thrills will be a curriculum designed and presented by John Fielder with an introductory slide show, one-on-one instruction, and sunrise and sunset photo shoots.
Tuition is $1,877 per person which includes workshop instruction (group and individual), 6 days and 5 nights of guided rafting, all meals, round trip transportation from Grand Junction to the river and back (air shuttle to river and van return) and all required rafting and safety equipment. Included in the cost is air / ground transportation to/from Grand Junction, CO. Not included is Friday night and additional pre/post trip lodging if needed, personal expenses and gratuities. See:https://www.dvorakexpeditions.com/our-outdoor-adventures/john-fielder-green-river-photography-workshop/
“This is an excellent opportunity for anyone, regardless of prior rafting or photography experience, to learn from a legendary nature photographer while helping the nation’s leading wildlife conservation organization on a river trip through one of the West’s most spectacular and remote wild river wilderness areas,” said Bill Dvorak, founder and owner of Dvorak’s Kayak and Rafting Expeditions, co-contributor and professional outfitter for the trip.
John Fielder is renowned for his photo illustrations of Colorado’s wilderness and free flowing rivers. His work has been the leading effort in the formal protection of millions of acres of federal lands. Fielder’s current work “Ranches of Colorado” is assisting in conservation easements for many of Colorado’s most threatened ranches.
This adventure is being co-hosted by Fielder, Dvorak and the National Wildlife Federation https://www.nwf.org/. NWF will direct a major portion of the funds from this outing to further its programs regarding oil and gas, climate change and wildlife protection throughout the United States.
Dvorak, National Wildlife Federation’s Public Lands Outreach Coordinator and professional outfitter, will serve as lead guide for this trip. He has run the Green River for over 30 years and will share his knowledge and expertise on the variety of world class natural resources found on the Green River and the current threats impacting the region by adjacent oil and gas development.
For more information and to reserve a space please contact Jaci Dvorak at Dvorak’s Expeditions in Colorado at (800) 824-3795 or [email protected]
About Dvorak’s Kayak and Rafting Expeditions
Bill and Jaci Dvorak have been operating Dvorak’s Kayak and Rafting Expeditions since 1979. As one of the early pioneers of white water river rafting in the Rocky Mountains, the Dvoraks own the first outfitter license issued by the state of Colorado. Their river trips, white water skills camp and swift water training programs are world renowned and have been featured in National Geographic, the Chicago Tribune and seen on ESPN and various television specials. Website: https://www.dvorakexpeditions.com/
About John Fielder
John Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and preservationist. In 1981, he founded Westcliffe Publishers, one of the nation’s largest publishers of nature books and calendars. A former department store executive who turned an avocation into a career, he is the photographer of more than 30 exhibit format and guide books, most about his home state of Colorado. He has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wild lands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him awards from most major conservation groups, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award. He is an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues. See: https://www.johnfielder.com/
About The National Wildlife Federation
The NWF is America’s largest conservation organization celebrating 75 years of inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for future generations. The NWF collaborates with more than four million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. See: https://www.nwf.org/. For More Information contact, Gretchen Gilliland @ NWF Regional Development Manager, at 303 441.5169 or email [email protected].
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