The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of overfishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts, a hydropower dam that diverts water out of the basin.
Today the Eel River’s recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s underground multi-billion dollar cannabis economy and the multi-billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino.
“A River’s Last Chance” is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a rivers recovery and economic future. The Friday Harbor Film Festival is proud to present this film with so much local impact.
The film will screen for free at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the San Juan Island Grange. Donations are welcomed.