Value of Our Rivers

Fall colors on Middle Marys River, below Wren.
Fall colors on Middle Marys River, below Wren.

The Corvallis Eco-Film Festival will present a series of short films about rivers at 7 p.m. Friday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street.  Come early at 6:30 pm to browse the local organization tables, buy a beer from Corvallis’ original craft brewery, Oregon Trail Brewery and  buy fine, local baked goods from New Morning Bakery.

“The Value of Our Rivers,” six mini-documentaries by Corvallis filmmaker Jeremy Monroe, focuses on the spiritual value of Oregon’s Willamette River and the “hidden” rivers of Appalachia. Monroe is the director of Freshwaters Illustrated, a non-profit video production company that specializes in underwater photography of freshwater environments.

Following the film, Monroe will take part in a panel discussion about river systems. Other panelists will include Michael Pope, executive director of the Greenbelt Land Trust, and Xan Augerot, executive director of the Marys River Watershed Council.

Organizers are asking for a donation of $5-$10 to attend. Food and drink are available for purchase.