Support Jeff Rich in His Effort to Save the French Broad River

Jeff Rich: French Broad River, North Carolina
Photograph by Jeff Rich, French Broad River, North Carolina

On Saturday, June 11, photographer Jeff Rich will be taking part in the Save the French Broad River Trip to raise money for the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA). Support Rich in his goal of raising $2000 for WNCA. Please make a donation by visiting his FirstGiving fundraising page. All donations are secure and sent directly to WNCA by FirstGiving, who will email you a printable record of your donation.

Rich has been documenting the French Broad River, which runs from North Carolina to Tennessee, for some time now. A book of his French Broad Watershed Work will be published by Photolucida in December 2011. Rich is also going to be documenting the Save the French Broad River Trip as the event photographer, so watch for daily trip updates on the Save the French Broad River website.

A bit more info: Western North Carolina Alliance is a 28-year-old environmental non-profit protecting North Carolina’s mountains, rivers, and forests. The Save the French Broad campaign is helping to create the French Broad River Paddle Trail. The paddle trail will connect over 120 miles of the French Broad River through campsites and additional river access points.


Editor’s Note: View a selection of Rich’s photography featured on One, One Thousand in July 2011. You can also view more of Rich’s photography on his website:

"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin

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