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Cameras and Canyons: Photographer John Fielder to Lead Photography Workshop on Utah’s Green River to Benefit the National Wildlife Federation

Bill Dvorak Expeditions to Outfit August 26th Six Day Raft Trip on Utah's Green River with Photo Workshop Hosted by John Fielder to Benefit National Wildlife Federation

Nathrop, CO, January 20, 2011 --( Bill Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions to Outfit the Six Day/Five Night Trip Package Set for August 26 to September 1, 2011.

Adventure travel with a purpose comes to the canyons of Utah this summer challenging participants to conquer a wilderness river and sharpen photography skills while supporting America's largest conservation organization. John Fielder regarded as one of America’s premier outdoor photographers and conservationists will lead a National Wildlife Federation photography workshop on Utah’s Green River, August 26 to September 1.

“This is an excellent opportunity for anyone, regardless of prior rafting or photography experience, to learn from a legendary nature photographer while helping the nation’s leading wildlife conservation organization on a river trip through one of the West’s most spectacular and remote wild river wilderness areas,” said Bill Dvorak, founder and owner of Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions, co-contributor and professional outfitter for the trip.

John Fielder is renowned for his photo illustrations of Colorado’s wilderness and free flowing rivers. His work has been the leading effort in the formal protection of millions of acres of federal lands. Fielder’s current work “Ranches of Colorado” is assisting in conservation easements for many of Colorado’s most threatened ranches.

This adventure is being co-hosted by Fielder, Dvorak and the National Wildlife Federation NWF will direct a major portion of the funds from this outing to further its programs regarding oil and gas, climate change and wildlife protection throughout the United States.

Events begin in Grand Junction, Colorado on August, 26th with a pre-trip slideshow and dinner hosted by Fielder and NWF. The next morning participants fly to the river put-in along Utah’s Green River. Over the course of the next six days and five nights rafters will conquer 86 river miles accentuated with over 60 Class II-III rapids. Between whitewater thrills will be a curriculum designed and presented by John Fielder with an introductory slide show, one-on-one instruction, and sunrise and sunset photo shoots.

Tuition is $1,725 per person which includes workshop instruction (group and individual), 6 days and 5 nights of guided rafting, all meals, round trip transportation from Grand Junction to the river and back (air shuttle to river and van return) and all required rafting and safety equipment. Not included in the cost is transportation to/from Grand Junction, CO, Friday night and additional pre/post trip lodging if needed, personal expenses and gratuities. See:

Bill Dvorak, National Wildlife Federation’s Public Lands Outreach Coordinator and professional outfitter, will serve as lead guide for this trip. Dvorak has run the Green River for over 30 years and will share his knowledge and expertise on the variety of world class natural resources found on the Green River and the current threats impacting the region by adjacent oil and gas development.

For more information and to reserve a space please contact Jaci Dvorak at Dvorak Expeditions in Colorado at (800) 824-3795 or

About John Fielder
John Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and preservationist. In 1981, he founded Westcliffe Publishers, one of the nation’s largest publishers of nature books and calendars. A former department store executive who turned an avocation into a career, he is the photographer of more than 30 exhibit format and guide books, most about his home state of Colorado. Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wild lands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him awards from most major conservation groups, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award. He is an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues. See:

About The National Wildlife Federation
The NWF is America's largest conservation organization celebrating 75 years of inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for future generations. The NWF collaborates with more than four million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. The National Wildlife Federation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. See: For More Information contact Ruth Barreto, NWF Regional Development Manager at 303 441.5169 or email

About Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions
Bill and Jaci Dvorak have been operating Dvorak Raft, Kayak and Fishing Expeditions since 1979. As one of the early pioneers of white water river rafting in the Rocky Mountains, the Dvorak’s own the first outfitter license issued by the state of Colorado. Bill Dvorak’s river trips, white water skills camp and swift water training programs are world renown and have been featured in National Geographic, the Chicago Tribune and seen on ESPN and various television specials. Website:

Media Contact: Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 /

Contact: Jaci Dvorak
Dvorak Expeditions, Inc.
(800) 824-3795 or (719) 539-6851

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Dave Wiggins
303 554 8821

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