Ocean Night!


Ocean Night is a monthly, all-ages event sponsored by
Surfrider Humboldt, Northcoast Environmental Center, and Humboldt Baykeeper.
$3-5 dollar donation at the door, free for kids.

 

 

Thursday, January 8

Last Rush for the Wild West – Tar Sands, Oil Shale and the American Frontier

 

The first Ocean Night of the new year will feature Last Rush for the Wild West, an expose on how impending tar sands and oil shale mining would destroy massive, pristine landscapes in Utah and put the already imperiled Colorado River watershed at risk. It would jeopardize drinking water quality and quantity for thirty-six million people downstream. It would increase air pollution in Salt Lake City, where air quality is already the worst in the Nation. Listed as a top 10 environmental documentary of 2014 by EcoWatch!

Last Rush for the Wild West highlights a resolute contingent of local Utah citizens, and wise indigenous leaders from tar sands impacted communities Canada, as they encourage American taxpayers and voters to stand with them and reject this impending disaster. Last Rush for the Wild West presents Americans with a rare opportunity to activate for a critical environmental cause before it's too late.

The film's director, former Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper Jennifer Ekstrom, will attend Ocean Night to introduce the film and host a post-screening question and answer session.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G Street, Arcata. Ocean Night is a monthly, all-ages event sponsored by Surfrider Humboldt, Northcoast Environmental Center, and Humboldt Baykeeper. $3-5 dollar donation at the door, free for kids. Don't forget to get raffle tickets at the door!