GIBBON, Neb. (AP) – A photographer and videographer are more than halfway across Nebraska on their quest to help people better understand the complex Platte River basin watershed and where their water comes from.
The Kearney Hub reports (http://bit.ly/2c331iZ ) that Michael Forsberg and Pete Stegen started their journey July 1, hiking, biking and canoeing from the river’s headwaters in Wyoming and Colorado. They hope to reach Plattsmouth by Aug. 31. That’s where the Platte flows into the Missouri River.
Forsberg says many people they’ve encountered have offered camping sites, meals and beds, which Stegen says their two readily accept.
Forsberg’s and Stegen’s photos, videos and journals will be the core of a documentary and additions to the multimedia resources already part of the Platte Basin Timelapse project that Forsberg co-founded in 2011.