Guardians of the Huaie River [淮河护卫队] | Visions of the Lost Sierra. Water Towns

April 16, 2021 - 7:00 pm
Yumin Wang in conversation with Huo Daishan.*
Huo Daishan

For more than twenty years Huo Daishan has been documenting the Huai River, in Henan Province (near Shinqiu). Huo Daishan is a photojournalist and environmentalist, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award. He is the founder of Guardians of the Huai River, which advocates for the protection of the Huai River in China. Huo grew up in Shenqiu County recalling how the river was at the center of their cultural and economic experience. The Huai River Basin is known well known; for the rising cancer rates. Huo decided not only to document and monitor the water, but he also persuaded local factory leaders to better treat their wastewater. He has led mapping efforts in the river’s basin, while helping communities with clean water initiatives, investigating, and monitoring the sources of pollution.

Conversation with Co-director Yumin Wang and Huo Daishan, founder of Guardians of the Huaie River.*

& Visions of the Lost Sierra. USA. Matthew Ritenour. 15 min.
Visions of the Lost Sierra was produced for the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. The milestone offers a good time to reflect on how river advocates protected the place from being dammed, celebrate what we have today, and look forward to how our generation will protect more wild rivers and wilderness areas in the Lost Sierra. The Wild & Scenic Middle Fork Feather River starts in Sierra Valley and flows through the heart of the Lost Sierra. The wild section of the Middle Fork Feather River offers some of the best wild trout fishing in California, 32 miles of Class IV-V+ kayaking, 6-pitch rock climbing on Bald Rock Dome, 10.5 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, the 8.8-mile Hartman Bar National Recreation Trail and the 8.0-mile Feather Falls National Recreation Trail. The National Wild & Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve free-flowing rivers.

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