For those of you who live in the Seattle area, we are holding a fundraiser and tour sendoff at Post Restaurant and Lounge on January 13 from 6 to 9pm. Everyone is welcome, we’ll have food, drinks, raffle, and more. Even if you’ve already donated, join us in celebrating the start of the tour! There will also be bike jerseys available for purchase, and if you’ve already purchased one, this is a great chance to pick yours up!
Some people may wonder how Kari will be able to host a fundraiser 2 days before the start of the tour. I wanted to let you all know that unfortunately I have to start the tour a month late (in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) so that I can keep my awesome job at The Nature Conservancy. A little disappointing, but I am very grateful to my boss for allowing me to take part in the tour and return as a member of TNC’s Global Freshwater Team.