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RiverWebs Documentary Screening
February 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join MountainTrue and the Green Riverkeeper at the Purple Onion in Saluda on Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30pm for oysters, $3 pints, and Freshwater Illustrated’s award-winning documentary RiverWebs. This film follows the life and work of Dr. Shigeru Nakano as he attempted to understand how streams and forests depend on each other, and his team who carried on this work after his tragic death. RiverWebs illustrates how the movements and behaviors of insects, in both the stream and the forest, influence their predators, like fish, bats, birds, and spiders. Stick around after the screening to learn about the science behind water quality monitoring from the professionals who work to keep local watersheds healthy. If you’re interested in getting some hands-on experience, there will be information about how you can get involved with MountainTrue’s Stream Monitoring Information Exchange (SMIE) program. The evening will close with a Q&A with Gray Jernigan, the Green Riverkeeper; Regina Goldkuhl, MountainTrue’s water quality administrator; and some current SMIE volunteers. This event is free and open to the public.