Award Winning Film ‘A River’s Last Chance’ Coming to Redwood Playhouse March 25

From the Lost Coast Interpretive Association:

Award winning film “A Rivers Last Chance” coming to Redwood Playhouse in Garberville, March 25th, 3pm!

Join film contributor Michael Wier as he presents this beautifully crafted documentary that explores the legacy of salmon, timber, wine and weed along California’s Eel River while searching for an ecological and economic balance. This free lecture is brought to you by Lost Coast Interpretive Association, Caltrout, and Redwood Playhouse Presents. The movie will be followed by a question and answer period with Michael.

The Eel River and its watershed hold the key to the wild salmon recovery for the west coast. After weathering decades of overfishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods, droughts and a hydropower dam diverting water with no fishway recovering wild salmon compete for water with the cannabis and wine industries of Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt counties. This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both river recovery and an economic future.

In the words of the film’s creator Shane Anderson, “I started North Fork Studios in 2012 with a vision to use media as a tool to enact change in conservation of our fisheries and wild places. I’m combining my love for the outdoors with a love for visual storytelling and production. I finished my first documentary ‘Wild Reverence’ in 2013 and was accepted in several major film festivals. In 2016 my film ‘Behind the Emerald Curtain’ won 6 film festival awards. Now I’m back with my best project to date, ‘A River’s Last Chance’.”

Please join Lost Coast Interpretive Association, for this inspiring film!

LCIA is a non-profit environmental organization, member of the King Range Alliance and partners with the BLM King Range.



  • They should just release this movie online already.

  • Those who care about the Eel will have a chance to weigh in on some important issues in the near future. Two in the news recently are the future of the Potter Valley Project and a possible rails to trails project on the NCRA line.

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  • Its very sad; as I read about this here, there are ads for “Randall Sand and Gravel” on the same page, which is less than a mile, down Sprowel Creek road in the South Fork Eel River from where this documentary about the Eel will be shown. Or maybe the grape vineyard down at the Southern Humboldt Community Park or the 44,000 gallons of wastewater generated by “Reggae on the River” each year that is discharged into leachfields on the river bar, only to increase the e-coli in the South Fork by more than 3 times. And then there is the cannabis industry, who justifies its existence and degrading effects to the greater good.

    As awesome as this documentary is, to bring awareness and share reality, unfortunately, it will play to deaf ears.

    Only when the last tree has been cut down; the last river has been poisoned; the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten ~ Cree

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