Author to share peek beneath the Susquehanna River

LEWISBURG — Keith Williams, of Freshwater Journeys, will present a program titled “The View Below: Amazing Sights in Our Streams and Rivers” at 2 p.m. next Sunday in the Gallery Theatre at the Elaine Langone Center on the Bucknell University campus. The program is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc. and the university’s Roots and Shoots Club.

“We often perceive that there isn’t much to see beneath the surface of our nation’s freshwater rivers and streams, but once we look underwater, an amazing world appears,” said Williams, author of “Snorkelhead: Adventures in Creek Snorkeling.” “Fish of incredibly diverse colors, shapes, and behaviors live in freshwater ecosystems. The streams themselves create other worldly, breathtaking streamscapes. … The underwater world of our rivers and streams is unexpected, largely unnoticed, and amazing.”

Williams also has developed river snorkeling-based science curriculum and has established river snorkeling programs for non-profit organizations and the U.S. Forest Service.

Program “attendees will be treated to a tour of the underwater world of our Susquehanna River and her tributaries, including the Pennsylvania 2018 River of the Year — the Loyalsock Creek,” said Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan. “This will be the first in a series of events throughout the year that spotlight the beauty and uniqueness of the Loyalsock.”

She is the licensed voice of the Susquehanna River watershed defined by the drainage area for the north and west branches, an approximate 11,000-square mile area.

For more information, contact Parenzan at 570-768-6300 or midsusriver