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From the Rocks to the Rivers
Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Water connects the Granite Dells to the Verde River. The rocky Dells, the graceful grasslands of Chino Valley, and the lush Verde River are one interconnected landscape, all threatened by unsustainable urban sprawl. In this powerful and uplifting evening program, local conservation leaders will educate you on the latest developments in the campaigns to save the Granite Dells and the Verde River, and provide you with opportunities to get involved in whatever way you can. Notably, this will be the 100th screening of the documentary film Viva La Verde and filmmaker Hugh Denno will be present to discuss the film and share lessons learned from the continued fight to preserve the Verde River. This is more than a movie – it’s a movement!
Joe Trudeau, Southwest Advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity and Conservation Director of Save the Dells, will describe the ecological and hydrological connections between the Dells and the Verde River. Gary Beverly, Chair of the Yavapai Group of the Sierra Club and President of Citizens Water Advocacy Group, will explain how Prescott’s water policies promote population growth, reduce open space, and threaten to degrade the base flow of the Verde River. Amber Fields, Chairman of Save the Dells, will give an update on the campaign to save a critical 500 acres from development and creating a 5,000-acre Granite Dells Regional Park and Preserve. Damon Myers will introduce the Granite Dells Preservation Foundation which will be the long-term advocate for the proposed Regional Park and Preserve. An informal will follow the film.
Inspiring speeches, compelling visual imagery, an amazing film, and good people coming together will ignite in you a sense of duty to join the movement to protect what’s best about the Prescott region.
Doors open at 6pm with live music and Granite Dells art on display. Have a beer or glass of wine and settle in for a lively program!