Rumme is a Mutsun/Ohlone word meaning the water sound,
movement and granite bed of the river.


This is one section of the 100 foot "River of Photos."

A traveling exhibit, Rumme* The Pajaro River Watershed Experience. (Rumme* The Ohlone Indian word meaning the sound, movement and granite bed of the river,) is scheduled for January-February, 2004 at the Pajaro Valley Art Gallery in Watsonville and will travel afterwards to venues in Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister. The multimedia exhibit catalog and video excerpts will be available on CD and the.complete video interviews will be available on a DVD. This exhibit focuses on the resources of the river and the threats to its survival as a "living river." Enjoy the 100 foot River of Photographs of the Pajaro River as it meanders throughout the exhibit. Throughout the watershed, people were encouraged to photograph a stretch of the river. In Santa Clara find photographs of the Uvas/Carnedero Creek, the Llagas Creek or other tributaries of the watershed. In San Benito County, which contains 65% of the watershed, see the San Benito River (an extension of the Pajaro River), Tres Pinos Creek, Santa Ana Creek, Tequisquita Slough, and Quien Sabe Creek and their tributaries.

The River is visible in places as it runs along Highway 129 from San Juan Bautista to Chittendon Gap. After that, the River flows through the communities of Watsonville and Pajaro, emptying eventually through Pajaro Dunes into the Monterey Bay Sanctuary. Access to the river mouth is available from Sunset Beach State Park. Other tributaries in the lower reaches are Corralitos and Salsipuedes Creeks. In some places, such as Gilroy, and in parts of Watsonville the public is able to access and use the levees to obtain river views.

Lois Robin and Dr. Jennifer Colby, Ph.D. are co-curators of the exhibit. The curators thank all the volunteers who have helped with this exhibit. The contributions from the school children were incredible and can be found in the "River of Photos," video clips, art and poetry book at the Exhibit and on the Multimedia CD.

In addition to the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, the exhibit sponsors are the California Council of the Humanities (California Stories), the Ventana and Loma Prieta Chapters of the Sierra Club, People for Land and Neighborhoods, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, the Monterey Audubon Society and the Santa Cruz Bird Club. Click here to see a more complete list of partners and sponsors.

A Multi Sense Experience

An Exhibition of art, photographs and multimedia celebrating the Pajaro River Watershed.

Purchase Interactive CD and Poster of the Exhibit.

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Gavilan College Library
September, October 2004

Satellite Exhibit:

To Be Announced


September, October 2004
Gavilan College Library, Gilroy









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