Nehalem, Oregon –
Join Lower Nehalem Watershed Council and Lower Nehalem Community Trust for Movie Night in the barn at Alder Creek Farm! Settle in for a fun and educational evening on Saturday, August 18th at 7:00 pm.
“Leave it to Beavers” is an hour-long PBS documentary examining beavers in a new light. A growing number of scientists and conservationists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and “employers” who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.
The film is suitable for all ages. It contains heart-warming stories about how people have helped beavers re-establish themselves in habitats once decimated by human activities. Bring a comfy camp chair and settle in to learn about these fascinating builders and brilliant hydro-engineers.
Alder Creek Farm is located at 35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem.
For more information on the exhibit and additional activities, please check the LNWC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lnwc1 and TWC website at www.wetlandsconservancy.org.