MPLT fundraiser to show new Redford documentary
Middle Park Land Trust (MPLT) will be hosting a special screening of the new Robert Redford documentary, Watershed, A New Water Ethic for the New West on Saturday, August 25, at the new Foundry Cinema & Bowl in Fraser as part of a fall fundraising event for the Fraser River Initiative. The event will begin at 5:30 with bowling, billiards, food and drinks, the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. Middle Park Land Trust’s mission is to work with willing landowners to preserve Grand County’s scenery, agriculture, water, wildlife and biodiversity for today and the future. MPLT’s Fraser River Initiative is a program that focuses the land trust’s conservation efforts on preserving the threatened Colorado River headwaters, including the wetlands and lands along the Fraser River. The showing of this documentary along with the accompanying fundraiser will help advance these efforts.In the documentary, we meet local fly fishing guide Jeff Ehlert, a Grand County resident who eloquently reflects upon what the river means to him and his family. Along with Ehlert, we are introduced to an array of innovative characters that set good examples of how to use the Colorado for sport, ranching, conservation and tourism. It aims to inspire new ways of thinking about water and better ways in which to use it: a new water ethic for the new west. Narrated by Redford, he says, “Watershed is a central tool in a larger grassroots effort focused on saving the Colorado River and supporting the communities throughout the river basin.””This documentary is about taking steps and making a difference in the way we use water and respect the river sources that our water comes from,” says MPLT Marketing Director Marie Hedrick. Tickets for the event are $60/person and include activities, food and drinks. The proceeds will help support MPLT’s Fraser River Intitiative. Tickets are available online at http://www.middleparklandtrust.org. For more information, call 970-887-1177. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today.
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