Walkers Fund

From the beginning of the Walking Water story we have made this a ‘community’ initiative and a ‘gifting’ economy in the way of creating space for all aspects, ideas, practices and visions to be included in the forming of the project. Everyone who gives their time, skills and support are volunteers and as much as possible we are asking for gifts and a reciprocal process of giving and receiving to provide what we will all need on the walk. We are attempting to organize Walking Water in ‘flow’ – as water flows, money flows. We have also extended this to the idea of each person offering a contribution to the ‘finance pot’. The intention is that each participant will have a ‘share’ that they contribute and we will work in support of those in need to fundraise. No one will be excluded for lack of funds. The proposed share is (on sliding scale) 3 weeks = $1200 – $2000, 1 week = $400 – $670.

Our intention with this page is to show who is committed to walk the path of Walking Water and to give the opportunity to support a walker in bringing their share, or make a general donation to the fund. Please take a look and see whether you feel you would like to support the walkers. We will update the page regularly and include more walkers as they join.

How to support 

For the participant share we are working with The WILD Foundation: By credit card: DONATE HERE and please note Walking Water General Fund or/Walking Water with the Name of Walker in the Additional Notes section at the bottom of the page

By check: Please make checks out to The WILD Foundation and mail Attention: Jennifer Meyer, 717 Poplar Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80304. Please note Walking Water/Name of Participant noted in the memo line. Scroll down to see all the Walkers.

Alan Bacock  |  California, USA

Alan Bacock is a Big Pine Tribal Member and serves as the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley’s Water Program Coordinator. He has been involved with environmental issues for the past 15 years working on behalf of tribes to protect the water, air and land for the future. As the Tribe’s Water Program Coordinator, Alan monitors water quality to ensure that Big Pine Creek meets water quality standards established by the Tribe as it flows through the Big Pine Indian Reservation and evaluates water quantity changes by analyzing groundwater data. He is also the manager of the Tribe’s Sustainable Food Project. The Sustainable Food Project is an effort to regain tribal connections to the land and water by developing local food sovereignty using concepts which are good for the earth and good for people.

Jasmine Beaghler  |  California, USA

Jasmine was born in Bishop, CA and raised nearby in Round Valley. She is a fourth generation to the Owen’s Valley. Jasmine is a spoken word artist and award winning photographer inspired by the mountains, desert and water. She is interested in global empowerment through artistic expression, connection and honesty. To learn more please visit her website.

Jasmine’s Letter of Intention

Silvia Belgardt  |  Portugal

She was born and educated in Germany. After a short period of working as a Kindergarten teacher she started searching for alternative ways of living. The “usual way of life” didn’t fulfill her social and spiritual longings. Her work in the Christian Kindergarten showed her the drama of family life in society. For the past 12 years she has been living in an international community in Portugal (Tamera) where she found answers to her questions and search. Here she has been in charge of several working areas, managing the guest kitchen for the last 3 years. Silvia is mother of a 7 yr old boy. She follows her creative passion as a painter and sculptor more and more. She will be coordinating the kitchen for Walking Water.

Silvia’s Letter of Intention

Lia Bentley  |  USA

Lia Bentley is a dancer who was born in New York City. She dedicates herself to social change through art, restorative justice facilitation, and community organizing initiatives. She is a Youth Ambassador for The School of Lost Borders, and is honored to walk in service of the healing of our waters.

Emmett Brennan  |  California, USA

Emmett is a student of love, oriented towards the exploration of self­realization. He animates these impulses through documentary film, sharing stories that reveal and propel humanity towards the creation a more beautiful world. He is both a Director and a Producer with experience bringing two feature length films to completion: To The Moon (a film about cyclists and cooperatives) and Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (a film about the ecological redesign of today’s agriculture). Both films have received critical acclaim, with Inhabit going on to win Best in Theme at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City. He is currently in development of a follow­up film to Inhabit that will focus on what’s possible in our relationship to water. He lives in community in the forests of Northern California.

Emmett’s Letter of Intention

 

Kate Bunney  |  UK

Kate was born and raised in the UK. Surrounded by water on all sides, she learnt to swim and sail as soon as she could. From an early age she witnessed many disparities in our human world – and began searching for the places where change was happening, for the better. She has worked in numerous social and charitable organizations. She has a degree with honors in Psychology and a Masters in Women’s Studies and spent the last 15 years living in one of the most progressive communities in the world with a focus on educational programs for communities in conflict areas. Part of that focus was given to organizing and walking Pilgrimage, through Israel and Palestine, Colombia and Europe, as a simple act of re-connection to the beauty and power of the land allowing us human beings to return to the knowing that we have all we need. Kate had the vision for Walking Water in 2012, and has since been concentrating on that becoming a viable project.

 

Richard Burg  |  California

Richard is a retired organizational consultant living in the Russian River watershed, Sonoma County, CA. Civic activism, cycling, and contact improvisation have kept him moving against the tide of time.

Richard’s Letter of Intention

 

Peter Cameron  |  California, USA

Peter is an actor and a listener. Inspired by children and the mystery of nature, he has been stewarding land in South and North America for the last few years after prying himself loose from life in Los Angeles, where he was trained in acting. Peter explores play, story, and the ways we make/move meaning as a way to drop deeper into a practice of living that cooperates with the natural world and believes we belong.

Peter’s Letter of Intention

 

Troy Carter  |  USA

Troy is a joy-filled spirit tasked with exploring love relationships, village, and communion with nature. He envisions the embedding of global finance and technology in deep community and biological complexity. He lives on Hawai’i, gestating an earthly paradise as the palette for evolving love on earth.

Troy’s Letter of Intention

 

Cailey Clark  |  California, USA

Cailey is natural born earth lover, who actively works the land of Sonoma County tending to veggies, herbs, and medicines. With a degree in Environmental Science, she has built upon that foundation through the application of permaculture, hiking the Appalachian trail, and co-creative garden practices. Her passion brews within the transformation of collective consciousness and bursting the illusion of separation. Therefore, she finds herself living and learning in intentional community, and facilitating workshops exploring the themes of inner belonging and oneness.

Cailey’s Letter of Intention

 

Gigi Coyle |  California, USA

Gigi lives in the Owens Valley and has been focused in many ways on the connection to water – the care of, the teaching of, the protection of, throughout her life. For forty-five years, she has served in various roles from director to consultant, student to teacher, working with different communities, organizations, and cultures, helping to build bridges “between the worlds.” She has organized and co-led journeys to the rainforest, the oceans, and the desert–journeys dedicated to witnessing and learning through the great suffering and abundant grace found on this planet. She is a leader of Beyond Boundaries, an inter-generational pilgrimage of service, and a response team for our times. She serves today as a wilderness rites-of-passage guide, trainer and council carrier, a community facilitator and mentor.

 

Geoff Dalglish |  Findhorn, UK

Geoff Dalglish is an award-winning photojournalist who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with wilderness and wildness. He has been an investigative reporter, magazine editor, racecar driver, 4×4 driving instructor and overland expedition guide with adventures on all continents, including Antarctica. In 2011 he gave up his worldly possessions to walk with messages about treading more lightly and lovingly upon the Earth, covering more than 10,000 miles. Most recently he walked as an ambassador for WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress and was a finalist for an Adventurer of the Year award. He is the PR for the pioneering Findhorn Foundation Ecovillage in Scotland that has one of the lowest recorded ecological footprints of any community in the developed world.

Geoff’s Letter of Intention
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Scott Davidson |  California, USA

Scott is from the wild tidal edges of the SF Bay watershed and Pacific coastline, deeply curious about how to live in reciprocity with the waters, land and people for future generations. He is a deep nature guide who cultivates an ecology of belonging through a conscious weaving of wildlife tracking, habitat tending and questing in community. As a gifted council and quest guide, he collaborates with the School of Lost Borders, Wilderness Reflections, Wilderness Guides Council, Tracker Academy in South Africa and schools in the SF Bay Area. As a wildlife tracker and mentor, Scott co-leads the Art of Mentoring with the 8 Shields Institute, the Tracking & Nature Connection Series with RDI and extended wildlife expeditions that facilitate real connection and healing for people in potent service to all of life.

Scott’s Letter of Intention

 

Sam deBoskey |  USA

Sam is an aspiring farmer, a council leader in training, and a wilderness guide apprentice. For the last few years he has split his time between farms in the northeast United States during the growing season and 3 creeks during the winter. He is especially interested in community supported agriculture and how to co-create holistic and regenerative farm systems. His hobbies and interests also include writing and reading poetry, improving his carpentry skills, and playing basketball.

Sam’s Letter of Intention

 

Mark Dubois |  California, USA

Mark Dubois, a student of rivers since his teens, has advocated for our precious waters & Earth ever since.  His present passionate quest is for an invitation/a new story for our Great Global Emergence reminding humanity the magnitude of who we truly are, our interconnectedness, and our opportunity at this historic time.  He organized withThe Pachamama Alliance’s global awakening work (’07-’11) and co-founded the International Rivers Network (’84),Friends of the River (’74) and the Environmental Traveling Companions (’72).   Presently he is the International Emissary for the Earth Day 50 Challenge.