CANCELLED: Potbelly Perspectives: Rhinos, Running, and Rangers
Rhinos, Running, and Rangers: Protecting Kenya’s Wildlife Heritage
by Christy Mahon and Robin Severy
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Pitkin County, we have cancelled this event. Please join us for other Potbelly Perspectives this year!
This past September, a small team of women took on the challenge of running 116 miles over five days through five wild and remote Kenyan conservancies (Lewa, Borana, Lolldaiga, Ol Jogi, and El Karama). Their mission was to raise awareness around protecting some of Kenya’s most incredible land and its wildlife and people. The run was a fundraiser for the ForRangers Foundation in Kenya (https://www.forrangers.com), affiliated with Save the Rhino, which supports and outfits the local rangers combating wildlife poaching and managing human-wildlife conflict.
These dedicated men and women are on the front lines of the battle to protect both animals and humans, doing a difficult job with great danger and sometimes fatal consequences. Throughout the journey, the team was joined by incredible environmental leaders and the world’s most legendary wildlife.
About Potbelly Perspectives
ACES’ Potbelly Perspectives speaker series features Aspen locals and visitors who share their exciting accounts of world travel and adventure through images and stories. This series provides an opportunity for community-building and story-telling that engages Aspen locals and visitors alike.
To help keep our community healthy, attendees ages 13 and older will be required at check-in to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine or a negative Covid-19 test on a specimen taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the event. Photo ID will also be required for verification. No information will be stored or copied to ensure privacy is protected.
For proof of vaccination you can use:
- CDC Vaccination Card. A digital photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.
- Vaccination Record or other official immunization record, including from your healthcare provider. A digital photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.
For proof of a negative test you can use:
- Written proof of a negative Covid-19 test from a licensed healthcare provider that includes the date and time of the test as well as the result. A digital photo or photocopy is also acceptable.
Individuals who do not have proof of vaccination or a negative test result will not be permitted entrance. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. All individuals age two and older are required to wear a mask indoors when within six feet of another person at all times except when temporarily eating and drinking. Mask wearing will be strictly enforced.