Leave it to Beavers

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, August 10, 2018 PST
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Climate chaos is increasing. Summers with dry creeks, wildfires, famines, fish die-outs… What do we do? Leave it to beavers? This movie is a fascinating tale (tail?) of beavers in North America – their history, their near extinction, and their current comeback.

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing disastrous effects of global climate change and world-wide water shortages. Once hunted as pests or for their fur, these industrious rodents are seen here in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and beaver “employers” who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. As brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from re-establishing water sources in bone-dry deserts to supporting whole communities of wildlife drawn to the revitalizing aquatic ecosystems their ponds provide. A dam good movie.

Guest Speaker: Elyssa Kerr, Project Manager of Beavers Northwest, will give a short presentation about our local beavers and the work that her organization does.  She’ll also bring some beaver artifacts.  This will be a great show for kids as well as adults.

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 54 min

Director: Jari Osborne

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