Eco-adventurer Bryan Brown to speak at Carmel Clay Public Library

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Bryan Brown was the first person to descend the 2,400-mile Colorado River solo and unsupported. (submitted photo)

Bryan Brown was the first person to descend the 2,400-mile Colorado River solo and unsupported. (submitted photo)

By Amanda Foust

Bryan Brown was the first to descend the 2,400-mile Colorado River solo and unsupported, and the former Columbus, Ind. resident will stop by the Carmel Clay Public Library March 6 to share about this and his other eco-adventures.

Brown and his kayak traveled the river while facing many challenges, exploring wilderness and viewing endangered species in their natural habitat.

“I purposefully chose to embark on this journey with an ecological mission,” said Brown, 59.

Although currently based in Beverly Hills, Calif., Brown spends time traveling around the U.S. sharing his story. His day job is as a Wall Street market strategist, but he is passionate about his hobby that allows him to speak about environmental awareness.

“The goal is to educate anyone with an interest in expedition-style travel,” Brown said, “The big thing is the ecological message.”

In addition to this kayaking trip, Brian has hiked the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, completed a transcontinental bike ride, and climbed 40 peaks higher than 14,000 feet in elevation.

“I am looking forward to learning about the various animals and endangered species Bryan encountered during his amazing journey,” reference librarian Brian Barrett said.

The event will be from 3 to 4 p.m. March 6 in the program room at the library, 55 4th Ave. SW. The program is free with light refreshments provided. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 844-3362.

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