Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Invitation to film debut - "A Watershed Mentality"

I received an announcement about the premiere of “A Watershed Mentality.”

From the announcement:

It is a PBS TV documentary about the problems of sediment and erosion in the Maumee River Basin. This project was undertaken by the Fort Wayne City Utilities, the Allen County (IN) Partnership for Water Quality, and WFWA PBS TV-39. This was partly funded through a grant from the Great Lakes Commission and the USDA.

The Maumee River is the largest tributary and watershed in the Great Lakes and deposits millions of cubic yards of sediment into Lake Erie yearly.

Sedimentation and erosion are not unique to the Maumee River; it plagues most all of the tributaries of the Great Lakes. The nature of sedimentation in our waterways impacts the lives of many people within and beyond any given watershed. The overhead of remediation and cleanup of the sediment alone is quite costly.

The combination of various non-point source pollutants bond to the soil and exacerbate the already vexing problem of cleanup. These contaminants lead to other water quality issues such as: algal blooms; expensive dredging; loss of habitat and added treatment of drinking water.

On behalf of the other agencies and myself, I invite you to join us for the premiere of this documentary at the following venues:

May 31, 2007 – Cinema Center Tech theater at Indiana Tech , 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN. Meet and greet at 6:00p.m.; 1st showing at 6:30p.m.

June 14, 2007 – Univ. of Toledo/Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Road, Oregon, OH. Meet and greet at 7:00p.m.; 1st showing at 7:30p.m.

Please feel free to invite your neighbors, co-workers and friends about this event. The premieres are free and open to the general public. Seating and refreshments are limited, so plan accordingly.

For more information, please contact: Matt Jones at 260/484-5848 x 111 or email at We hope to see you there!

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