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The 19th Annual Brower Youth Awards


Save the Date for the Brower Youth Awards

photo of a young man speakingEarth Island Institute will present the 19th Annual Brower Youth Awards for environmental leadership on October 16. Come celebrate the next generation of environmental activists at San Francisco's beautiful Herbst Theater. This year's theme is "Grow the Movement," an expression of our support for the cultural and environmental warriors who are galvanizing change across the country. Tickets to the awards ceremony are FREE. You are also invited to meet the BYA winners at a special reception preceding the awards ceremony. Early bird rates for the reception are available now! Register for your free awards ticket and purchase your reception ticket today.

When: Tuesday October 16, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Where: At the War Memorial Opera House, 401 VanNess Avenue, San Francisco, California

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The Second Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon


The CHILKAT CHALLENGE is an annual, 35-mile paddle/cycle/run along Southeast Alaska’s Chilkat River, through the heart of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Beginning at Mosquito Lake ~30 miles north of Haines, Alaska, paddlers race down the Chilkat River, past the Tlingit Village of Klukwan and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the world’s largest congregation of bald eagles. After an 8-mile paddle (canoe or kayak) racers  swap their boats for bikes and cycle 20 miles alongside the Chilkat River on the Haines Highway. The final leg is a 8-mile run along the Chilkat River from Haines to Letnikof Cove. From Mosquito Lake State Park to Letnikof Cove racers are surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glaciers, giant forests of spruce, hemlock, and cottonwood trees, bald eagles, and maybe even a bull moose or mama grizzly bear!

The CHILKAT CHALLENGE is destined to become one of the world’s great races but it will be more than just fun and a test of skill, strength, and stamina in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. ACWA is sponsoring the CHILKAT CHALLENGE to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the Chilkat River and the fish, eagles, bears, and people of the Chilkat Valley who have depended on the Chilkat River’s wild salmon runs for more than a thousand years.

The CHILKAT CHALLENGE is a great event, for a great cause. Please contact us through this race website if you would like to help sponsor the race with financial support or make a donation of outdoor gear and other prizes. For more information about ACWA’s efforts to protect the Chilkat River, visit our project website at

When: Sunday July 1, 2018

Where: Haines, AK

For more information, visit this link.