Explore the Willamette River and its ancient inhabitants during the short film premiere of People, Lamprey & Culture Ecology. This collaborative film created by Friends of Tryon Creek and Freshwaters Illustrated dives into the importance of Pacific lamprey.
The event is held at Tryon Creek Natural Area, one of Portland’s best urban parks. The park has a nature center with a wealth of knowledge about our temperate rainforest climate and its flora and fauna.
Head to the nature center for this upcoming event.
Short Film Premiere at Tryon Creek Nature Center
On Friday, January 20 at 6 p.m., the Tryon Creek Nature Center is hosting the short film premiere of People, Lamprey & Culture Ecology.
Pacific lamprey are a cultural and ecological keystone of the lower Willamette River Basin. These fish were an important food for Indigenous people. Lamprey have existed for over 450 million years and are the oldest living fish species in the world.
Due to environmental degradation, water pollution, non-native fish, and dams, Pacific lamprey are in decline. This film documents a historic narrative of cultural and scientific connections and relationships that have existed prior to western colonization through the Pacific lamprey harvest at Willamette Falls.
The premiere will have a panel discussion. Panel members include:
- Jeremy Monroe, founder and executive director of Freshwaters Illustrated
- Dave Herasimtschuk, photographer, cinematographer and visual storyteller of Freshwaters Illustrated
- Gabe Sheoships, executive director of Friends of Tryon Creek
The event is Friday, January 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Tryon Creek State Natural Area Nature Center, 11321 South Terwilliger Blvd. in Portland.
Tickets are $5 and seating is limited. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Friend of Tryon Creek’s website.
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