UPRIVER is a documentary film about the Willamette River and current efforts to restore it. With captivating underwater, aerial and time-lapse imagery of the Willamette, the film tells the story of the renewed sense of commitment to the river and sends the message that we can work as a community to overcome the challenges still ahead. Upriver covers over a dozen ongoing restoration efforts throughout the valley and features interviews with key scientists, people from the conservation community, and landowners.
Special Limited Engagement – One Night Only
Thursday, April 6th at 6 PM
Audience discussion following film
Sponsored by EWEB
Sarah Drydahl, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council (photo)
Sarah Dyrdahl became the executive director of the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council in August 2015. Sarah has been working on rivers in Alaska and Oregon since 2004, including significant experience building and managing restoration programs for 4 additional watershed councils in Oregon – Coos, Calapooia, South Santiam, and North Santiam. Before migrating upstream to freshwater ecosystems, Sarah studied nearshore marine ecological communities along the Oregon Coast with the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO).
Chandra LeGue, Oregon Wild (photo)
Chandra LeGue moved to Oregon in 1999 to earn her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, and has worked for Oregon Wild as their Western Oregon Field Coordinator since 2003. She is proud to engage in work protecting and restoring the forests and wildlands of her adopted home state. In addition to her work at Oregon Wild, Chandra has been involved with other non-profit groups and currently serves as the Board Chair for the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council.
Larry Six, McKenzie Watershed Alliance
Mr. Larry Six has over 40 years of experience in natural resource management. From 1987 through 1999, he served as executive director of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which manages ocean fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California. Prior to 1987, he was executive director of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Six worked as a self-employed consultant, working on various fishery projects. Currently, he is coordinator of the McKenzie Watershed Council and executive director of the McKenzie Watershed Alliance. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in fisheries science from Oregon State University.