DamNation: A BIG IDEA Program on Water

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Join USGBC Maryland for a special screening of the film DamNation, with networking and a discussion about our local waterways.

January 28, 2015, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Discover Auditorium at University of Maryland BioPark

DamNation

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Guest Speakers


Jim Thompson
Fish Passage Coordinator, Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Serena McClain
Director of River Restoration, American Rivers

For more information and to register: http://www.usgbcmd.org/event-871307

 

WHEN
January 28, 2015 at 5:30pm
WHERE
University of Maryland BioPark
801 W Baltimore St
Discover Auditorium
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
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"Exquisitely shot and powerfully told."
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post