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World Water Day is March 22

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Join The Bay Institute on World Water Day, on Tuesday, March 22, 6-8 p.m., at San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay, for an author presentation and discussion of the  heroic work being done to restore the San Joaquin River.

Coke and Joell Hallowell, authors of Take Me to the River: Fishing, Swimming, and Dreaming on the San Joaquin, will share snapshots of River history, collected from fishermen, farmers, hunters,  environmentalists and more. For 10 years, authors Coke Hallowell and her daughter Joell asked fishermen, miners, Native Americans, hunters, farmers, environmentalists and people with deep connections to the San Joaquin River, “What was your life like along the river?”

The result is Take Me to the River—a collection of thirty-three deeply personal accounts of life along the San Joaquin. The book captures rare snapshots of river history: childhoods spent swimming in the ice-cold waters, spearing fifty-pound chinook salmon year after year, dredging for gold during the Depression, building a coalition to restore the river’s health, sharing the very last meal before Friant Dam was built and the salmon runs stopped, and more.

The authors will be joined by Heyday publisher Malcolm Margolin. Assemblymember Jared Huffman, a champion for San Joaquin River restoration efforts and water management reform statewide, will also speak at the event.

For more than 20 years, The Bay Institute has helped lead the effort to restore water flows and fisheries to the San Joaquin River – the most degraded river in the entire watershed.

Wine, beer and light refreshments, including sustainable seafood from San Francisco’s own i love blue sea will be served.

Please RSVP by March 18 to or call 415-623-5340

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