The documentary film Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey will be shown at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes on Thursday, January 16 at 7 pm.
The film introduces viewers to watershed awareness and the story of Ohio’s Scenic River Program, the first in the nation created in 1968 to protect Ohio’s remaining high quality streams.
Call of the Scenic River follows Ohio filmmaker Tom Mayor’s journey as he experiences Ohio’s Scenic Rivers and learns first-hand about non-point source pollution and the ecological and economic impacts of water quality.
There are more than 600 miles and 14 rivers in Ohio with “Scenic” designation, defined as rivers that retain most of their natural characteristics producing ecosystems that are abundant in diverse plant and animal communities.
The film features the historical perspective of water quality and the modern conditions that threaten these important natural resources. Stunning footage throughout the film captures the natural beauty of the rivers, including underwater footage by Mr. Mayor. Mr. Mayor is an educational film and video producer working in a variety of genres. He holds a B.F.A. in Motion Picture Production from Wright State University and lives in Southwest Ohio.
There will be a discussion following the documentary film on how to maintain and improve the health of Ohio’s rivers and specifically the Doan Brook Watershed that includes portions of Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights and all of University Circle and Rockefeller Park.
Cost to attend the viewing and the discussion is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Refreshments will be provided. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.shakerlakes.org" www.shakerlakes.org to register or call 216-321-5935 for more information.