Join us for this unique presentation on fish passage and biking in Europe. Alicia Heyburn, of Brunswick, spent five weeks last summer on a solo bicycle tour from the source of the Rhine River in the Swiss Alps to the outlet at the North Sea near Amsterdam. Traveling on an exceptional network of bike paths, she experienced the various characters of the river along its 1300 km course – wild, tamed, power-producing, awe-inspiring, industrial and bucolic; and met with people who are working to improve river conditions for migratory fish, such as salmon.
In her presentation you will learn about Europe’s extensive international network of bike trails, free cultural exchange and accommodation services, the stages and benefits of re-naturalizing a river and how to travel alone without being lonely or turn an interest into an expedition.
Presentation starts at 7 p.m. Optional potluck starts at 6 p.m. – please bring a dish to share and help us be green by bringing your own silverware, plate and cup.