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One Dam at a Time – World Premiere Virtual Film Screening

September 26, 2023: 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Online - Zoom

Join Riverkeeper at the premiere virtual screening of Jon Bowermaster’s short film “One Dam at a Time,” a new documentary about Riverkeeper’s efforts to restore free-flowing creeks in the Hudson Valley.

About 1,600 dams, most of them obsolete and many hidden from view, fragment the rivers and streams of the Hudson Valley. Our landmark success at Wynants Kill – a dam removal project by Riverkeeper, the City of Troy, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation in 2016 – was just the start. Within days of the removal, thousands of river herring were moving upstream to spawn for the first time in 85 years. Watch the film to see how this effort extended to the Quassaick Creek in Newburgh and Furnace Brook in Westchester County, and how these streams are being transformed.

By removing dams that no longer serve a purpose, we can reopen vital spawning grounds, revive the web of life, and allow nature to heal and flourish.

The virtual screening will be followed by a brief discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker; Riverkeeper’s President, Tracy Brown; Riverkeeper’s Patrol Boat Captain and Vice President for Advocacy, John Lipscomb; and Riverkeeper’s Director of Habitat Restoration, Dr. George Jackman.
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