March Film – DamNation

February 23rd, 2018

As part of the Princeton Migration series, join us for a showing of DamNation and a Q&A with fisheries and dam removal experts.

DamNation is a powerful film that explores how rivers bound back to life when obsolete dams are removed. Migrating salmon and other wild fish are able to return to their spawning grounds, after decades without access, and the health of the rivers improve.

We’ll also show a short video of last August’s removal of the Weston Mill Dam on Millstone River after decades of effort by the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and its partners.

Stay after the viewings to hear from John Jengo, project manager, who led the removal of that dam and others on the nearby Raritan River, and Jim Waltman, executive director of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association who helped lead the dam’s removal. Examine 19th Century artifacts from these demolished structures.

Join us for free environmental film screenings at the Watershed Center every first Sunday of the month at 1pm. Screenings include a variety of topics and film styles including documentaries and major motion pictures. Enjoy free, local, organic popcorn at the show and spend some time on the beautiful Watershed Reserve before and after the movie. Stick around for occasional environmental speakers accompanying some in depth topics, answering questions, and expanding on the work of the filmmakers. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. WALK-INS WELCOME!

Released 2014 | Runtime: 1hr 27min

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