Courtesy of Willamette Futures
Directed by: Jeremy Monroe
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
FIND ON MAP
WILLAMETTE FUTURES (OR HOW TO RESTORE A BIG RIVER (USA, 2013, 35 min.)
Rivers Lost, Found and Turned-Around and shown as part of the Rivers Program
Introduced by Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers.
Special Sneak Preview Communities across the United States are rediscovering the importance of clean healthy river systems, but after a century of neglect and disconnection, many of our rivers are far from clean and healthy. Oregon is a state rich in water and a unique cultural consciousness for its value… and if restoring rivers is truly part of our civic duty and societal health, Oregon just might be the future. Willamette Futures is the story of an unprecedented effort to restore the rivers and watersheds of Oregon’s largest river system, which runs through its major cities and most vital farmlands. Like most big rivers, the Willamette has big problems that are far from solved, but it just might have the most creative and ambitious watershed restoration effort the world has ever seen. Directed and produced by Jeremy Monroe.
Panel Discussion, moderated by Sunshine Menezes, Executive Director, Metcalf Institute, including filmmaker Jeremy Monroe, Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, and Jan Goldman-Carter, Senior Manager, Wetlands and Water Resources, National Wildlife Federation.
FREE. No reservations required.