There will be a special screening of “The River Why” at Rausch Auditorium at the University of Puget Sound on April 8 at 7 pm.¬† The event will be preceded at 6 pm by a conversation with the producer, Kristi Denton Cohen (me) , and Todd Ambs, the President of River Network, a national organization whose mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain the health of our country.
On April 9, University of Puget Sound students and other volunteers will be¬† joining members of the Puget Creek Restoration Society to clean up Puget Creek. Those interested in volunteering are welcome to either meet at the President’s House on the University of Puget Sound campus at 8:40am (in order to walk over), or meet at Puget Creek at 9am. Gear will be provided. Signing up ahead of time (by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org) is preferred, though not necessary.
The students at the University are doing exactly what I hope other viewers of the film will be inspired to do: not only enjoy the film, but follow that up with action to protect the rivers and fish it so beautifully portrays.¬† April 9 is also my birthday, and this is the best present ever!