The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the program starts at 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome.
JANUARY GENERAL MEETING: "Riverwoods: Exploring the Wild Neches.
Author/Photographer Charles Kruvand will present his new book about the Neches River.
Through beautiful photographs and stirring recollections of his trip along the river, Charles Kruvand weaves a rare portrait of one of the last wild rivers in Texas.
The Neches flows through the heart of East Texas, past primordial bottomland forests, timber and oil industries, and elusive denizens—humans, alligators, bobcats, and herons. Although the river and its watershed have inspired authors, artists, and photographers, it can also seem impenetrable, intimidating, or just plain unsightly to outsiders.
Spending many days canoeing the river and nights camping on the banks, Charles Kruvand was drawn to the complicated allure of the Neches river and woods. Once common across the southeastern United States, the Neches bottomland forests exemplify an ecosystem that has almost passed out of existence.
A link to the book at Texas A&M University Press: