Alison M. Jones: Calendar, 2009–2010


Two tipis seen from inside pit house, Pendleton OR

October 2010

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October Events:
 
12–16: Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference, Missoula Montanta
17–21: NWNL expedition to Columbia River Basin’s Glacier NP

Oct. 12–16: NWNL was represented by Alison Jones, member of Society of Environmental Journalists, at their annual conference in Missoula MT. Issues addressed covered Columbia River Basin’s vulnerability to Superfund site pollution, invasive flora, pine-beetle infestation, climate change, wildfires and the trophic cascade effects of wolves and bears. There were tours to the Clark Fork, Blackfoot and Flathead Lake.

Oct. 17–21: NWNL was on expedition to Glacier National Park, a Columbia River Basin headwaters region threatened by climate change. Interviews on the impacts of glacial recession were conducted with scientists and rangers.

Zebras, Laikipia Plateau, Loisaba Wilderness, Kenya

September 2010

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September Events:
 
15: Lecture, St. Louis MO

Sept. 5–11, Symposium: World Water Week
Stockholm, Sweden

Sept. 15, Lecture: The Explorers Club, St. Louis MO
Managing Our Watersheds, Alison Jones, NWNL Project Director

Sept. 26: World Rivers Day

Washington: Columbia River Basin, irrigation of cherry trees

June 2010

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June Events:
4: Reception, Photo Competition, Chicago IL
4–30: Exhibition, Chicago IL

Exhibit: Chicago, IL
Chicago Photo Forum’s International Photography Competition 2010
Exhibit: June 4–30
Morpho Gallery, Chicago IL
Opening reception: June 4, 6:00–10:00 pm
 
“The Red Barn” by Alison M. Jones was given an Award of Excellence at the Chicago Photo Forum’s International Photography Competition 2010. The image is from northeastern Washington in the mid-Columbia River Basin.

Dassanech fisherman on Omo River, Ethiopia

May 2010

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May Events:
 
 3: Exhibit, NYC
22: NWNL documents stewardship training

May 3: NYC
Exhibit for African Rainforest Conservancy
Urban Zen at the Stephan Weiss Studio, NYC

May 22:
NWNL documented stewardship training by Upper Raritan Watershed Association

At the source of the Blue Nile, Ethiopia

April 2010

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April Events:
 
Mar. 23–Apr. 14: NWNL White Nile Expedition
Apr. 14–19: NWNL Mara Expedition

March 23 – April 19, NWNL White Nile & Mara Expeditions:
In Uganda NWNL documented the White Nile as it begins its passage from Lake Victoria near Jinga northward to Egypt. Following what is often called the Victorian Nile, NWNL examined issues surrounding the Bujagali Dam, Owens Fall Dam, agriculture, papyrus swamp ecosystems and Murchison Falls. NWNL then returned to the Mara River Basin in Kenya during a long rainy season for a follow-up to its Mara expedition in Sept–Oct 2009. That last expedition was at the end of a three-year drought.

Plastic jugs, Omo River Valley

March 2010

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WWD logo
March Events:
 
22: World Water Day
Mar. 23–Apr. 19: NWNL White Nile & Mara Expeditions

March 22, World Water Day:
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, the focus was on water quality: “Communicating water quality challenges and opportunities.”

March 23 – April 19, NWNL White Nile & Mara Expeditions:
In Uganda NWNL documented the White Nile as it begins its passage from Lake Victoria near Jinga northward to Egypt. Following what is often called the Victorian Nile, NWNL examined issues surrounding the Bujagali Dam, Owens Fall Dam, agriculture, papyrus swamp ecosystems and Murchison Falls. NWNL then returned to the Mara River Basin in Kenya during a long rainy season for a follow-up to its Mara expedition in Sept–Oct 2009. That last expedition was at the end of a three-year drought.

Columbia Mountains seen from Upper Arrow Lake, BC Canada

February 2010

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February Events:
16–21: NANPA Annual Summit, Reno NV

16–21: Reno, NV
North American Nature Photography Association, Annual Summit

Early snowfall, Raritan River Basin, NJ

January 2010

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January Events:
 
27, Seminar, NYC
29, Lectures, CT

January 27, Seminar: Explorers Club, NY NY
“Creating an Expedition-Based Project” by Alison M. Jones

January 29, Lectures: New Canaan Country School, CT
Lecture to student body and teaching watershed issues in classes

Japanese maple in October, Darien CT

November – December 2009

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November Events:
10, Lectures, Dobbs Ferry, NY
11, Lecture, Westport CT
14, Lecture, Huntington NY
15, Fundraiser, Mountainville, NJ
Nov 19 – Dec 6, Meetings, Santa Barbara, CA
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December Events:
Nov 19 – Dec 6, Meetings, Santa Barbara, CA

November 10, Lectures: Masters School, Dobbs Ferry NY
Lectures to entire student body, and teaching watershed issues in chemistry, history and photography classes

November 11, Lecture: Appalachian Mountain Club, Westport CT
No Water No Life: Managing Our Watersheds, Alison M. Jones
Dinner 6:00 pm; Lecture 7:00 pm
Methodist Church, 22 Post Rd, Westport CT
Reservations required

November 14, Lecture: Banbury Conference, Cold Spring Harbor
No Water No Life: Managing Our Watersheds, Alison M. Jones
(Time to be determined)
Sponsored by Lloyd Harbor Conservation Board
Huntington NY

November 15, Fundraiser: NWNL winetasting, Mountainville, NJ

Nov. 19 – Dec. 6: Santa Barbara, CA
Meetings with other conservationists and NGOs

Wildebeest migration, Mara River Basin, Kenya

September – October 2009

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September Events:
Sept 14 – Oct 21, “Length of the Mara River” Expedition, Kenya and Tanzania
Expedition Details
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October Events:
Sept 14 – Oct 21, “Length of the Mara River” Expedition, Kenya and Tanzania
Expedition Details

Fly fishing in the Raritan River

August 2009

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August Events:
 
7: Expedition, “Superfund Sites by Boat,” Lower Raritan River, New Jersey
River Basin Description

Lower Omo River Basin, Ethiopia

June 2009

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June Events:
 
18: Exhibit Opening, NYC
(continues to June 27)

June, Photo Essay in Competition Exhibit: Prix de la Photographie Paris, NYC
Water, with photo essay by Alison M. Jones (Thirst in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley)
Farmani Gallery, 111 Front St., Brooklyn NY

Spring, Raritan River, New Jersey

May 2009

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May Events:
 
May is American Wetlands month.
12: Lecture, NYC

May 12, Lecture: Birch Wathen Middle School, NYC
Studying our Freshwater Resources, Alison M. Jones
Middle School Assembly, 10:45 am

Japanese maple in October, Darien CT

April 2009

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April Events:
1–24: Solo Exhibit, Darien CT
 1: Lecture, Dobbs Ferry NY
20: Group Exhibit, NYC
22: EARTH DAY
24: ARBOR DAY
Lecture and Exhibit, Tewksbury Twp NJ
30: Lecture, NYC
Darien Nature Center

March 22 – April 24, Solo Exhibit: Darien Nature Center, CT
No Water No Life – North America and Africa’s Thirst, Alison M. Jones
Location: 120 Brookside Rd, Darien, CT

Read about the exhibit on NoWater-NoLife.org

April 1, Lecture: Masters School, Dobbs Ferry NY
No Water No Life: Managing Our Watersheds, Alison M. Jones
Reception 6:30 pm; Lecture 7:00 pm in Estherwood
Masters School, 49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry NY 10522

April 20, Group Exhibit: African Rainforest Conservancy Gala, NYC
Artists for Africa Benefit with photos by Alison M. Jones
7 pm at S. Weiss, 711 Greenwich St., NYC
Reservations required.

April 24, ARBOR DAY
Lecture and Exhibit: Tewksbury Twp, NJ
Trees and Rivers, Alison M. Jones
10 am: Lecture, Tewksbury Elementary School, 109 Fairmont Rd East
11 am: Awards, Christie Hoffman Park with NJ Governor;
Trees, Rivers, Logging photo exhibit, Alison M. Jones

April 30, Lecture: WINGS WorldQuest Fellows Retreat, NYC
No Water No Life’s Discoveries and Challenges, Alison M. Jones
Private Event at the National Arts Club

Pink-backed Pelicans in Omo River Delta, Kenya

March 2009

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March Events:
19: Lecture, Darien CT
22: WORLD WATER DAY
Exhibit Opening, Darien CT
(continues to April 24)

March 19, Lecture: Darien Community Association, CT
No Water No Life: Managing Our Watersheds, Alison M. Jones
7:00 pm, 274 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT

Darien Nature Center

March 22, WORLD WATER DAY
Solo Exhibit: Darien Nature Center, CT
No Water No Life – North America and Africa’s Thirst, Alison M. Jones
Opening: 4-6:00 pm; 120 Brookside Rd, Darien, CT
Exhibit Dates: March 22 to April 24, 2009

Read about the exhibit on NoWater-NoLife.org

Mount Adams and wetlands in Columbia River Basin, WA

February 2009

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February Events:
 2: WORLD WETLANDS DAY
16: Expedition, Rio Grande NM
(continues to March 3)

February 2, World Wetlands Day:
Today RAMSAR added a million hectares in Gabon, known as “the green heart of Africa,” to its register of wetlands of international significance. Gabon wetlands are threatened by resource development and its associated pollution.

Feb. 16 – Mar. 3, Rio Grande Expedition, New Mexico:
The Rio Grande, while not a NWNL case-study watershed, offers interesting comparative documentation as a North American transboundary river basin facing both higher levels of water extraction and lower levels of snow pack. Extraction issues include agriculture, increasing domestic usage, evaporation, droughts and invasive species. Alison Jones, NWNL Project Director, talked to local sources while in Albuquerque for the North American Nature Photography Assoc. board meetings and Summit. She then documented New Mexican reaches of the Rio Grande and any Mexican border fence impacts on the watershed. Alison was joined by Bonnie Muench, NWNL Expedition Photographer, and Jean M. Thatcher, NWNL Researcher.