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‘Leave It to Beavers’ screened in Nehalem

Aug. 18 movie night at Alder Creek Farm shows industrious rodents in a new light

Published on August 16, 2018 8:21AM

‘Beaver’ by Rene Eisenbart.

‘Beaver’ by Rene Eisenbart.

NEHALEM — Join Lower Nehalem Watershed Council and Lower Nehalem Community Trust for Movie Night in the barn at Alder Creek Farm! Settle in for a fun and educational evening, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

“Leave It to Beavers” is an hour-long PBS documentary examining beavers in a new light. A growing number of scientists and conservationists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the effects of global warming and worldwide water shortages.

Once valued for their fur and hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and “employers” who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.

The film is suitable for all ages. It contains heartwarming stories of how people have helped beavers reestablish themselves in habitats once decimated by human activities.

Bring a comfy camp chair and settle in to learn about these fascinating builders and brilliant hydro-engineers. Alder Creek Farm is located at 35955 Underhill Lane.

For more information on the exhibit and additional activities, check the LNWC Facebook page at facebook.com/lnwc1 and The Wetland’s Conservnacy website at wetlandsconservancy.org.


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