Event to mark 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act with documentary, discussion, family activities & more
Filmmaker Scott Morris’ new feature-length documentary “American River” chronicles both the beauty and heavy burdens carried by the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, but the film’s scope and impact is much wider.
“A goal of this project was to portray positive aspects of the river despite the environmental hurdles it faces and show those elements in a cinematic experience,” Morris said. “You realize as you watch it that this isn’t a film about some localized river, but really a story about all rivers.”
The “American River” documentary will be the centerpiece of the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association’s Clean Water Celebration scheduled Oct. 15, 2022, at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg as well as the adjacent Hufnagle Park. This celebration has family-friendly FREE morning activities and a modest ticket fee for the afternoon events.
The Clean Water Celebration’s earlier segment in Hufnagle Park will run from 10 a.m. to noon with a variety of tables from local partners sharing information and interactive environmental education opportunities throughout the duration of that time. Included in those opportunities will be:
The morning timeslot will include a few larger group presentations at specific times, including:
Other environmental education opportunities will be included in the 10 a.m. to noon timeslot and will be updated on this page as they become available, all of which will be offered for free. The “American River” documentary and panel discussion at the Campus Theatre (starting at 12:45 p.m.) will cost $10 per ticket.
For more information, and to purchase your tickets to the movie and discussion, visit www.MiddleSusquehannaRiverkeeper.org
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.