Snake River Waterkeeper to Host Community Screening of “DamNation”

August 31, 2014 By: Erin Block

A community screening of the documentary “DamNation” will be hosted by Snake River Waterkeeper on Tuesday, September 2nd, in Jackson Hole, WY. Funds raised will go to support the recently formed Snake River group that is part of the larger international Waterkeeper Alliance.

Read more in the press release below. 

Snake River Waterkeeper Hosts Community Screening of Dam Documentary “DamNation”

On Tuesday, September 2nd, The Snake River Waterkeeper will be hosting a benefit and screening of the documentary DamNation for the Jackson Hole community. The event will support the Snake River Waterkeeper in monitoring and protecting the Snake River, and will also be an opportunity to watch one of the most celebrated environmental documentaries of the year and bid on numerous river-themed auction items for the cause.

What: Benefit and Screening of the documentary DamNation to support the recently launched Snake River Waterkeeper.

Where: Pink Garter Theater, 50 West Broadway, Jackson Hole

When: 7pm Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (doors open at 6pm)

Tickets: $12

See the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/41319363

DamNation is one of the most celebrated environmental documentaries of the year. In 90 minutes, this

cutting-edge documentary discusses the United States’ conquest of its rivers and the more recent trend of removing dams to set those rivers free. The film has been recognized at film festivals around the globe and has a particular focus on the Columbia River basin where dams have driven wild salmon, including Idaho’s salmon, to the brink of extinction.

In March, the international Waterkeeper Alliance approved the Snake River Waterkeeper. F.S “Buck”

Ryan, III, the newly appointed Waterkeeper, is working to protect and preserve the Snake River Basin and surrounding waterways by combining his firsthand knowledge of the waterway and legal experience with an unwavering commitment to the rights of communities and citizens of Idaho and Wyoming.

“Waterkeeper Alliance is thrilled to have Buck Ryan as the eyes, ears, and voice for this vital watershed,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance President. “The theft of our public waters by polluters,” said Mr. Kennedy, “is not acceptable. Buck is the right leader to fight for clean water in the Snake River region.”

“Snake River Waterkeeper’s aim,” said Mr. Ryan, “is to advocate for clean water to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Idaho and Wyoming. The river is a vital resource for drinking water, recreation, biological health, wildlife and tourism.” Learn more at www.snakeriverwaterkeeper.org.

Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 200 Waterkeeper organizations and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrol and protect more than 1.5 million square miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Waterkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 by veteran Waterkeepers and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to insure our global waterways are swimmable, drinkable and fishable. Learn more at: www.waterkeeper.org or follow @Waterkeeper on Twitter and Facebook.

Buck Ryan
(208) 806-1303
[email protected]