2/14/2024 For Immediate Release Contact: Gary Wockner, Save The World's Rivers, 970-218-8310 Battle Escalates in…
Hi Friends of the Colorado River,
Last week, PBS Marketplace aired a segment about our Rights of Nature for Rivers work that was broadcast across the U.S. by National Public Radio affiliates. We’re thrilled to get this exposure. I received emails from listeners across the U.S. telling me how much they enjoyed it.
PBS Marketplace is heard by about ~10 million listeners per week, and we’re thrilled to have our story highlighted by National Public Radio stations across the U.S.
When we started this Rights of Nature work over 2 years ago, most people told us it couldn’t be done in Colorado and the U.S. So far, we’ve done it in Nederland, Ridgway, Grand Lake, and Lyons, Colorado, helping to protect rivers and lakes, and helping to be a voice for the community speaking up for Nature and Rivers. Further, our work helping to appoint “guardians” for Boulder Creek in Nederland was a ‘first in U.S. history.”
To listen to the segment, go to PBS Marketplace’s website here: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/business-loans-private-credit/ And then drag the listening bar over to 20:00. Our story starts at 20 minutes into the show.
In the segment, I talk about my 2018 visit to New Zealand canoeing on the Whanganui River which was the first river on the planet to get “personhood” status. And then I discuss our work to bring that concept back here to Colorado and the Southwest U.S. This nationally broadcast interview took place in Nederland alongside Boulder Creek, which is the first creek and town in Colorado to get Rights of Nature.
It’s your support that keeps us doing it!