Top photo: Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, via Earthjustice and courtesy Of Fish Eye Guy Photography
In “Take Action to Oppose Pebble Mine”, I wrote about the importance of Bristol Bay and the impact the proposed Pebble mine could have on the watershed. While words can help paint a picture, the chance to see what is at stake is even better. Now you have that chance.
Eva’s Wild and Area 23a Films recently announced the online screening of the award-winning documentary, THE WILD, on August 6, at 8:00 p.m.
THE WILD features appearances by Congressional Gold Medal recipient Steve Gleason; Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard; climate-change artist Zaria Forman; celebrity chef Tom Colicchio; Yupik artist Apayu’q Moore; actor Mark Harmon; James Beard Award winning chef, Tom Douglas and actor/activist Adrian Grenier.
The event will not only educate viewers, but it also will highlight voices from across the U.S. and Canada who oppose Pebble Mine. Those voices include some of the largest financial, environmental and outdoor sporting groups in North America, such as Orvis, Tiffany & Co., The Natural Resource Defense Council and Trout Unlimited.
“As a fisherman who has witnessed numerous other salmon runs around the world wither away, I understand Bristol Bay is our last chance to get it right,” said filmmaker Mark Titus. “Bristol Bay is the last fully intact wild salmon run on our planet. We need to save it for the Indigenous people who have relied on wild salmon for 4,000+ years and for every American who benefits from the last wild places on earth. We have to save what we love, together.”
This online gathering serves as an urgent call-to-action for individuals, organizations and communities to tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pause the permitting of a Canadian mining company seeking to excavate North America’s largest open-pit copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska—home to the last fully intact salmon run in the world.
“Dwindling investment partners are indicative of failing financial status and lack of social license,” said Titus, who was inspired to make THE WILD to illuminate the current administration’s behind-the-scenes dismantling of EPA safeguards enacted to protect the salmon, water and people of Bristol Bay.
For screening information, additional tour dates, and how you can take action, go to: evaswild.com. Twenty-five percent of ticket sales from the August 6th screening goes to the coalition working to save Bristol Bay.