Downstream On the Road!
The Downstream Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, comes to the Mill Street Tavern (410 Mill Street West, Cannon Falls, MN) on Friday, Nov. 15. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Films start at 7:00 pm. This event is free, but donations are welcome to support the clean water work of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership.
This festival has been a staple event in Northfield for the past three years, highlighting local, national, and international films about rivers, water, and environmental issues. In past years, people have packed the theaters to watch films about the Cannon River CleanUP, the impact of mining on water quality, and how clean water projects are making lives better around the world.
This year’s festival is includes films like Waterway Jay, about a man who paddled all of Minnesota’s water trails to meet people and talk about the importance of clean water. The movie Downstream shows how upstream land use is polluting river and drinking water downstream in Iowa. The Power of Minnesota demonstrates how alternative energy projects in Minnesota are leading to cleaner air and water, more jobs, and energy self-sufficiency in the land of 10,000 Lakes. Alice’s Garden shows how city residents in Milwaukee are gardening and cleaning up stormwater before sending it back to local rivers and streams. For more information, visit www.downstreamfilmseries.com. This program is funded by a grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation, as well as support from Henkel, and the Mill Street Tavern.