Salwey is the last of a breed of men whose lifestyle has all but
disappeared in this fast-paced, high-tech digital world. For thirty
years, this weathered woodsman eked out a living on the Mississippi
River, running a trapline, hiring out as a river guide, digging and
selling roots and herbs, and eating the food he hunted and fished.
Today, Salwey is a master storyteller, environmental educator, keynote
speaker, nature writer, and advocate for the Upper Mississippi River.
He has presented his true-life adventures and words of natural world
wisdom to both adult and young audiences across the Upper Midwest. By
sharing his hard-learned experiences, his respect for the Mississippi
River, and his love of the natural world, Salwey hopes to inspire his
audiences to protect this precious and fragile ecosystem.
|In Tales of a River Rat,
Salwey informs and entertains readers as he weaves his life story on
the Mississippi River.
Salwey knows the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most.
Here he shares his love of and knowledge about the mighty river in an
accessible manner sure to appeal to all ages.
Tales of a River Rat
Adventures Along the Wild Mississippi
by Kenny Salwey