Nov 8 2017
This is a free event. RSVP here to reserve your seats: go.vermontpbs.org/WaterTownHallParamount
Join Vermont PBS and Vermont EPSCoR for a special preview screening and discussion of Saving Our Waters, a new Vermont PBS documentary series tackling the issues facing Lake Champlain and our state’s other waterways, premiering October 19th on Vermont PBS and streaming online at vermontpbs.org.
This event features a 30-minute screening of one episode of the series followed by a 90-minute discussion, hosted by Fran Stoddard. The panel includes scientists, advocates, policy-makers and others with diverse opinions about the topic of our waters.
Chris Koliba – EPSCoR
Alan Betts – Atmospheric Researcher
Kari Dolan, Program Manager, Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program
Saving Our Waters was made possible by major funding provided by Vermont EPSCoR
About Saving Our Waters
Saving Our Waters, a three-part documentary on the health and vibrancy of the Lake Champlain basin, premieres online and on Vermont PBS Thursday, October 19 at 8 pm. Featuring interviews with scientists, citizens, farmers, business owners, and dozens of other stakeholders, the series creates a comprehensive look at the health of the entire watershed of the lake, which encompasses approximately 40% of the state. The result is three thought-provoking short documentaries covering steps toward keeping our waterways clean; the impacts of phosphorus and other contaminants; and using the science behind the issues to derive solutions that have a positive impact on our communities. Saving Our Waters aims to examine the state of the Lake Champlain Basin today with an eye toward practical solutions to keeping Vermont’s waterways clean in an age of extreme weather events.
“We all play a role in the rich history, economic vitality and recreational lifestyle that is tied to Lake Champlain,” said Holly Groschner, President and CEO of Vermont PBS. “Saving Our Waters aims to educate Vermonters around the science behind water pollution and to support a dialogue around the ways in which we can all create the circumstances for cleaner waterways.”
With that goal in mind, the series is complemented by multiple town hall meetings in some of the communities most affected by watershed issues. Vermont PBS will also air a panel discussion on the Lake Champlain basin that was pre-recorded in Montreal, one of many sources of water flowing into Lake Champlain and the pollutants associated with it.
Saving Our Waters was made possible by major funding provided by Vermont EPSCoR. Additional funding was provided by Gardener’s Supply and Hickok & Boardman. The documentaries will premiere on Vermont PBS on three consecutive Thursdays.