June 4, 2012 |

Award-winning ocean film gets local viewing

The Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee will host a premiere screening of “Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship” on June 21 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

In conjunction with the city of Everett, the free screening will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a panel discussion following the showing. Panelists will include Graham Anderson, Port of Everett; Kit Rawson, Conservation Science Program Manager, Tulalip Tribes; and, Andrea Copping, Senior Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

“Ocean Frontiers” will take you on an inspiring 60-minute voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country; from the busy shipping lanes and whale corridors of Boston Harbor to the small fishing community of Port Orford, Ore.; from the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta to the cornfields of Iowa.

Hear the voices of unlikely allies working together: industrial shippers teaming up with whale biologists, pig farmers with wetland ecologists, and many more, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation.

As the Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda is being updated, “Ocean Frontiers” is an opportunity to see how residents and businesses can work together to ensure a thriving Puget Sound economy, as well as a clean and healthy Puget Sound ecosystem.

“Ocean Frontiers” is an Official Selection of the 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, Calif., as well as a jury nomination for Best Science Communication and Official Selection for the 2012 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival in Palmerston, New Zealand.

More information about “Ocean Frontiers” can be found at www.ocean-frontiers.org. Read more about your local Snohomish County marine resources and projects atwww.snocomrc.org.

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