DamNation film to follow public discussion

BIG SKY – Blue Water Task Force is partnering with American Rivers on Wednesday, July 2 to host a public event at Big Sky’s Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. The event will begin with a discussion of American Rivers’ efforts to designate the Upper Gallatin River as Wild and Scenic.

Following the public discussion will be a showing of the award-winning documentary DamNation. This powerful film odyssey across America explores the 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.

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve the outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values of rivers for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Public participation in developing goals for river protection is key to the designation process.

The public discussion will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the film at 7:30 p.m. Attendees can win door prizes and get a first taste of the new BWTF beer crafted by the Lone Peak Brewery. Tickets will be available online or at the theater before the show.

Find ticket information and further event details at bluewatertaskforce.org.