Join us for a virtual series dedicated to exploring Kansas City’s natural resources. Each month we will host a free movie night featuring the Blue River documentary. You will have a chance to join a community conversation with the filmmaker Michael Price and other panelists to discuss conservation and environmental issues. This event is free, but we suggest a $10 donation which will help fund efforts to restore, protect, and offer more engagement with the Blue River.
The Blue River Documentary Film features oral histories and the ecological and cultural history of the river. In conjunction with the Renew the Blue campaign, we aspire to bring attention to the river, its needs, and the many organizations working to improve it. Together we will promote positive outdoor experiences, remind people of the river’s proud past and inspire them about its future, and promote sustainable development.
The Blue River flows from Overland Park where the Wolf Creek meets Coffee Creek to its confluence with the Missouri River through more than 40 miles of suburban, agricultural land, urban communities, industrial areas, Brownfields, wetlands, and forest. The river is a regional asset with great potential, but it is currently underused. According to a 2012 Mid-America Regional Council (regional planning agency) water quality survey, only nine percent of area residents know that they live in a watershed. People do not typically see the Blue River as a destination for respite and recreation. Once people know about this beautiful free place to play they will start to consider how to care for it.
Your ticket will include a Zoom link for you to access the documentary the day of the show. If you have any concerns about how to stream Blue River, please visit HCA’s Website.
See what else you can do to help at Renew The Blue Website
Screening Dates and Themes:
July 27: Recreation
August 31: Restoration
September 28: Climate Change
October 26: Art and Nature
November 23: Nature’s Value
December 28: Health and Healing
Thank You to Our Sponsor: Trek Lee’s Summit