October 1, 2017
Hiking a trail at the Grand Canyon is one thing. Hiking down to the bottom of the Canyon is another adventure. But, journalist Kevin Fedarko has hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon.
Fedarko, an award-winning author, will discuss his epic adventures during the hike and what he has learned about one of the country’s most beloved national parks in a talk titled “Losing the Grand Canyon” at a Florida First Amendment Foundation event Oct. 11 in Orlando.
As he has traveled the Grand Canyon, Fedarko has become keenly aware of the threats that face the park. He will talk about those threats, as well as the larger trends and implications for Florida’s environment.
A question and answer session will follow the program, with a book signing for Fedarko’s acclaimed book, “The Emerald Mile,” a New York Times bestseller and winner of the National Outdoor Book Award.
The evening discussion, a fundraiser for the Foundation, will be moderated by Diane Roberts, author, columnist and NPR and BBC commentator and essayist.
As an author and journalist, Fedarko knows the value of access to government documents. “FAF served as a writer’s best friend as I researched The Emerald Mile. Indispensable,” he stated. “FAF is one of a handful of organizations that are making a difference for open government.”
The talk is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Oct. 11 at Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave. Tickets are $50.