Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District’s 3RD Annual Water Film Series will be featured at Oregon Coast Community College, Newport Campus from 6-8pm. This film series is free to the public. Get a free rain barrel raffle ticket at each show! Coolness!
March 7 - Red Gold: An Environmental Documentary (55 min)
Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers, the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Two mining companies have proposed to build one of the largest open-pit and underground mines in the world located at the headwaters of the two rivers. Despite the promises of a clean project, the accident-plagued history of hard rock mining has wrought one of the biggest land use issues Alaska has ever faced. For the first time, Bristol Bay’s subsistence, commercial and sport-fishing communities have joined together for a common cause.
March 21 – Mountains in the Mist: Discovering Cloud Forests (40 min)
Have you ever heard of cloud forests? These intriguing ecosystems are very rare. Only 2% of the world’s tropical forests are cloud forests – and yet, these mountainous rain forests are important sources of biodiversity and suppliers of large volumes of high-quality stream flow. See how scientists try to unravel the secrets of these amazing ecosystems and how forest protection works in Costa Rica.
April 4 - Blue Gold: World Water Wars (90 min)
Water is one of the most common things on earth, but the supply of it on this planet is finite. As the world’s population expands the demands of industry and commerce increase and potable water is no longer as easy to find as it once was. Many believe that it will become a valuable strategic commodity with the passing of time. The film examines how major corporations and financial institutions are buying up territories where large water supplies can be found and what ordinary citizens can do to keep the water supply free and shared fairly by all.
May 2 – Bull Run: The Oregon Experience (60 min) & Rain Barrel Raffle
The Bull Run River, from its source in the foothills of Mt. Hood, has supplied Portland’s drinking water since 1895. To protect the water from contamination, the upper watershed has been closed to the public for more than a century. Few people have ever seen the Bull Run’s extensive old-growth forest and wealth of natural beauty. Explore the watershed and its history with a rare look into this seldom-visited place.
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Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (Lincoln SWCD) serves Lincoln County communities and residents of the central Oregon coast by providing assistance to implement resource conservation, watershed restoration and habitat enhancement projects to improve and conserve natural resources on agricultural, forested, private, urban and rural lands.