This is a film about people and organizations helping to solve the water quality problems facing the state’s namesake river. Among the problem-solvers are a high school biology teacher and his students, a Dakota elder, farmers, experts on urban and agricultural drainage, citizen activists, geologists, politicians, amateur anglers and fisheries professionals, and more. They are representative of the many hundreds of people who live and work in the Minnesota River Basin who are working together to restore the Minnesota River. The program is hosted by Minnesota's premier advocate for the outdoors, Ron Schara.
Close to 300,000 people saw the documentary either on the KARE 11 broadcast (June 12th at 6:00 p.m.) or on four Minnesota Bound program segments in March and April 2011. The funders for the production of River Revival and distribution of this DVD are also representative of the inclusive “working together” nature of the Minnesota River cleanup effort. Financial support for came from a diverse array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and the university system (see below).
A production of EPIC Media & Ron Schara Productions.
Learn more about video producers John Hickman and Jon Carlson at www.h2ovideos.com
The project sponsor is the Water Resources Center (WRC) at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
TO WATCH ONLINE
The documentary is available online at the WRC’s Minnesota River Basin Data Center YouTube page. Click here to watch the documentary online.
TO PURCHASE A COPY
The Friends of the Minnesota Valley have teamed up with the Minnesota River Basin Data Center (MRBDC) to manage online sales. Cost is $20 + tax; proceeds benefit the Friends and the MRBDC. Click here to purchase.
TO OBTAIN A FREE DVD
A limited number of DVDs is available at no charge to schools and other public institutions in the Minnesota River Basin. The free DVDs are made possible through generous contributions by Barr Engineering, the Friends of the Minnesota Valley, and the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter. The offer is available only while supplies last.
To order your copy, e-mail the MSU Water Resources Center at email@example.com
Please enter “River Revival DVD” in the Subject line and include your name and job title, and your organization’s name and mailing address.