Alison M. Jones: Calendar, 2015–2016

Zebras, Laikipia Plateau, Loisaba Wilderness, Mara River Basin, Kenya.

Past Events, 2016

Dec. 1, 2015 – Dec. 16, 2016: “Across Watersheds” exhibit, New Brunswick, NJ

This initiative was part of a partnership with coLAB Arts and the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership (LRWP) to create watershed awareness. Photographs by Alison M. Jones represent documentation of six North American and African watersheds with emphasis on New Jersey’s Raritan Basin. Location: Robert Wood Johnson Wellness Center.

Nov. 15–16, 2016: WiLDSPEAK 2016, The Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington DC, hosted by iLCP

As a Senior Fellow of iLCP (The International League of Conservation Photography), Alison Jones attended presentations on photography, conservation and communications.

Nov. 2, 2016: Lecture, “Clean Water for All,” Morristown, NJ

Conservation photographer Alison M. Jones spoke to the Rotary Club on threats to clean water resources in North America and Africa. Her talk and images were presented 12:15 to 1:30 at The Morristown Club and 5:45 to 7 at The Dublin Pub.

Sept 18–30, 2016: SEJ Conference & California Drought, Sacramento, CA

SEJ member Alison Jones attended the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), with discussions including the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and Lake Tahoe. As the meeting was in Sacramento CA, she also continued documentation on the California Drought and Climate Change effects on coastal estuaries, the Central Valley and San Joaquin River headwaters (Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks).

July 8 – Aug. 2, 2016: Raritan River Basin

Conservation photographer Alison Jones met with scientists and stewards in this watershed; participated in the NY/NJ Baykeeper EcoCruise in the Raritan Bay; and worked with an Upper Raritan Land Trust.

May 9, 2016: Discussion of Raritan River issues, Mountainville, NJ

Alison Jones presented a slide show and narrative of her photographs of the Raritan Bay, focusing on the estuary ecology of the Raritan Bay and its headwaters at the Tewksbury Environmental Commission’s meeting, which was open to the public.

April 29 – June 18, 2016: Mississippi River Photo ShootOut exhibit, Alton, IL

A photo by Alison M. Jones, “Solitary sandpiper at Lake Itasca”, is one of the winners of the Mississippi River Photo ShootOut. Entries were on exhibit at the Jacoby Arts Center, and later became a traveling exhibition seen at numerous locations along the Mississippi River. More info….

Jan. 6 – Feb. 23, 2016: Mara and Omo River Basins

Conservation photographer Alison Jones returned to Kenya for follow-up documentation of the Mara and Omo River Basins.

Dassenech fisherman on Omo River, Ethiopia.

Past Events, 2015

Nov. 15–16, 2015: iLCP Meeting and WiLDspeak! in Washington DC

Conservation photographer Alison Jones, a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, attended this organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 15 and participated the next day in presentations, discussions and meetings at WiLDSpeak! – a symposium on photography, conservation, and communications.

Nov. 14, 2015, Lecture in DC: “Ethiopia’s Omo River and Kenya’s Lake Turkana”

This 1-hour presentation by Alison Jones was part of FotoWeek DC, a large annual festival of photography in Washington DC from Nov. 7–15. The afternoon program was called “Bodies of Work – Bodies of Water”. Admission was free and no reservations were needed.

Oct. 8 – Nov. 9, 2015: “Across Watersheds” exhibit in Cranbury, NJ

Photography by Alison M. Jones. Canvas giclée photographs by Alison M. Jones represented documentation of six North American and African watersheds with heavy emphasis on New Jersey’s Raritan Basin. New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury, NJ.

Oct. 7–11, 2015: The Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference on “Weather, Water and Energy”

SEJ member Alison Jones joined discussions on Superfund sites, Water rights, Fracking plights, Agriculture, Earthquakes, Climate-change stakes and Pipeline breaks. SEJ’s 25th Annual Conference, Norman, Oklahoma

March 26 – Oct. 7, 2015: “Across Watersheds” exhibit in E. Brunswick, NJ

Photographs by Alison M. Jones were exhibited in the vestibule. Canvas giclée photographs by Alison M. Jones represent documentation of six North American and African watersheds with heavy emphasis on New Jersey’s Raritan Basin. The Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ.

March 14 – Oct. 3, 2015: Solo Exhibit “Following Rivers” at Beacon Institute Gallery

Photographs by Alison M. Jones. Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University, headquartered in Beacon, New York, is an environmental research nonprofit engaging scientists, engineers, environmentalists, subject experts and students to apply diverse intellectual and physical resources to the water challenges of the 21st century. Beacon Institute Gallery, 199 Main Street, Beacon, NY.

River Reading Display

River Reading Display

Aug. 14 – Sept. 15, 2015: River Reading Display, Bound Brook, NJ

A reading list for adults and children (it’s never too early!) of Alison’s favorite books related to freshwater conservation issues. Games, booklets, cards, and other informational materials were on display for folks to take and share at Somerset County Library, Bound Brook, NJ.

August 13–18, 2015: CA Drought: The DustBowl Route
Mohave Desert, Colorado River, Route 66.

July 10, 2015: “Digital Terrain – Navigating the New World of Environmental Storytelling”

Alison Jones, member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, attended this one-day workshop in NYC exploring emerging forms of environmental storytelling including online video, long-form narratives, data visualization, podcasting and social media.

March 26 – June 30, 2015: “Across Watersheds” a traveling photo exhibit – Photography by Alison M. Jones. The Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ.

May 27, 2015: Photo Exhibition by Alison M. Jones at Festival of the Arts

Art, Music, Theatrical performances for all to enjoy at Far Hills Country Day School, 697 Mine Brook Road, Far Hills, NJ. Free and Open to the Public

April 26, 2015: Lecture “Caring for Our Watersheds – Locally and Globally”

Dr. Judy Shaw and Alison M. Jones discussed how stewardship of our watersheds can raise awareness of the threats to freshwater availability, quality and usage in New Jersey’s Raritan River Basin and globally. They also spoke about ways to foster upstream and downstream partnerships that can create sustainable resource management solutions. Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ.

Jan. 12 – March 1, 2015: East Africa

Conservation photographer Alison Jones returned to the Nile, Mara and Omo River Basins to document the current status of Gibe III Dam and Omo agricultural schemes on Lake Turkana water levels; the sustainability of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara ecosystems and biodiversity in the face of poaching and increasing development pressures; and the declining level of Lake Victoria whose outflow to the White Nile is controlled by Uganda.