The Telluride Institute is launching a quarterly film and lecture series — Watershed Expedition Series — January 17 #coriver


From The Telluride Watch (Peter Shelton):

TI is ramping up a new watershed initiative, in two parts. The first event is the screening, at the Nugget Theater on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m., of the Redford Center documentary Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West. The film – about the Colorado River, its complicated history and controversial future – uses character studies to tell the story, from a fishing guide at the headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park to a rancher in Durango, from a group of river rafting Outward Bound teens to a project manager at the river’s delta, in Mexico, a place that rarely sees water actually reach the sea…

The second part of the Institute’s new push on water is called the Watershed Expedition Series, a quarterly film and lecture series jointly supported by the Watershed Education Program and Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library.

VISTA intern Sophia Cinnamon ( is spearheading this one, with an emphasis, she says, on “creating a platform for local explorers to share with the community about their adventures and the relation to the natural resources they depend on to travel and recreate.”

The first evening in the series features two Colorado College graduates and their films “at the crossroads of watershed development and conservation.”

Zak Podmore will screen his film Remains of a River at the Library on Tuesday, . on Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. (A reception with the presenters precedes the show at 5:30 p.m.)[…]

The second presenter is Julia Nave, who will talk about her recent trip to the Sacred Headwaters area of British Columbia. With a National Geographic Young Explorer’s grant, she and five other skiers explored the remote Tadogin Plateau backcountry, a pristine wilderness under threat of mining and fracking.

More Colorado River Basin coverage here and here.

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