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John Wesley Powell Presentation Canceled at UW

October 4, 2018
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Mike Bezemek

Author and photographer Mike Bezemek’s presentation at the University of Wyoming originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, has been canceled, according to the UW Department of Geography and the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE).

Bezemek is the author of the book, titled “Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route,” which details the route and history of Powell’s 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers. The three-month trip is known as the first investigation of long segments on the rivers and the first recorded passage of white men through the entirety of the Grand Canyon.

Bezemek has explored the route over the past four years and also will cover the SCREE project in May 2019. More information on him and his book can be found at

The SCREE project, led by UW geography Associate Professor Tom Minckley, is a collective group of artists, authors, conservationists and scholars who will engage with citizens along the Colorado River corridor to consider visions for the future of this region. On May 24, 2019, the 150th anniversary of Powell’s 1869 expedition, SCREE will embark on a 90-day rafting expedition that will provide a platform to engage local communities, stakeholders and tribes extending 1,000 miles from Green River to Lake Mead, Ariz.

More details on the SCREE project and information on how to donate can be found at

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