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Dam Nation Oct. 23

DAMNation October 23rd

The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center is excited to announce its 13th Annual REEL Environmental Film Experience on Thursday, October 23rd at the Smiley Building.  This year, the REEL Environmental Film Experience will highlight an issue that is near and dear to all of us here in the Animas Watershed: the importance—economically, ecologically, recreationally, and soulfully—of vibrant, healthy rivers. To explore this topic, the EC will be showcasing the internationally acclaimed (and Telluride-produced!) film, DamNation: www.damnationfilm.com. This cinematically jaw-dropping film inspires us to take positive action through a surprisingly fascinating and moving lens: the removal of obsolete dams. DamNation navigates the tricky intersection between environmental health, social well-being and economic necessity. Through the story of freeing rivers, we are given the opportunity to watch a fundamental shift in how our society perceives the natural world – from a resource that must be controlled, to one that exists as a dynamic and invaluable partner.

 

Dam nation photoTo accompany the message of the film, DamNation Director, Ben Knight, will be on hand in concert with local resource managers and experts to discuss water issues affecting our region and what we, as a citizenry, can do to affect positive, lasting change. As in previous years, this hoot-and-holleringly fun community event will feature free food, beer & rootbeer floats by Carver Brewing....and lest we not forget a rowdy and ruckus live auction featuring great selections from local businesses.

The REEL Environmental Film Experience serves to educate and inspire our community. It also generates funding to ensure that the FLC Environmental Center will continue its critical work advancing environmental initiatives in our region, while simultaneously providing the training, skills, and ethical development to tomorrow’s environmental leaders (please see a highlight of our current portfolio of projects below).

Doors open at 5:00 and screening begins at 6:00. Tickets are $12 (includes movie/food) and are available at Maria's Bookshop and the FLC Environmental Center. $15 tickets at the door. All proceeds will benefit the FLC Environmental Center.

For more information, contact the Environmental Center at 970-247-7091 or go to our website www.fortlewis.edu/environmentalcenter

Special Thanks to our generous sponsors: Carver Brewing Company, KDUR, Just Click Printing, Ecosphere Environmental Services, American Rivers, Backcountry Experience, and LPEA.

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