Come See How Colorado’s Stormwater Can Have an Effect on our Oceans
We invite the community to join us in attending the premier of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship . This event is a wonderful opportunity to see some inspiring examples of how stakeholders with very different interests can address issues in ocean conservation to mutual benefit.
As illustrated in the poster below, the premier will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 5:30-9:00PM at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado. The evening will begin with a Blue Drinks social at 5:30PM. A discussion with the filmmaker, Karen Meyer, and a panel with wide perspectives will follow the film.
The case studies documented in the film begin with an amazing effort in Boston Harbor to understand why ships and whales are having unfortunate encounters. It also addresses protection efforts in the Florida Keys, off the Oregon Coast, and the Mississippi River Delta. The film notes the ecological challenges in the Delta, which in turn impact important fishery opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico. Who comes to the rescue? Iowa farmers. Who ever thought farmers in the middle of the country could have such an impact? Like farmers in Iowa, Colorado residents can have an impact as well.
The Keep It Clean Partnership (KICP) communities are dedicated to protecting water quality and reducing stormwater pollution. KICP is a partner for the event and we invite you to come see how Colorado’s stormwater can have an effect on our oceans. For more information about other partners or about the event, visit the Colorado Ocean Coalition’s website and on the Colorado Ocean Coalition Facebook page.