Gary Wockner

Gary Wockner has been active in environmental protection all of his adult life. Over the past two decades, Gary has spearheaded Save The Poudre, which works to protect and restore the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins, CO. In 2010 Gary co-founded and launched the Save The Colorado River Campaign which works to fight dams and support Rights of Nature for Rivers across the Southwest U.S. In the past decade, Gary has traveled extensively around the world supporting and writing about river and water protectors in Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Belize, Spain, Thailand, Peru, Nepal, Ecuador, Hawaii, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Slovenia, Boznia/Herzegovinia, Baja Mexico, Zambia, Guatemala, and Iceland. In 2021, Gary launched “Save The World’s Rivers” a program to fight dams and support Rivers of Nature for Rivers across the planet. Gary is an award-winning international environmental activist and writer — he has been named a “River Hero,” an “Eco-Rockstar Impacting the Planet,” and a “Renowned Environmental Leader” by environmental publications. In 2020, Gary hosted a season of #OvercomingOvershoot on EarthX TV which interviewed global leaders at the cutting edge of environmental advocacy. More info at