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Upstream–Downstream: A River Resilience Film Festival & Panel Discussion

The City of Montpelier’s Community Services Department welcomes you to…

Upstream–Downstream: A River Resilience Film Festival & Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 19th
6:30 - 9pm


A community celebration of Montpelier’s watershed and our place within it. From the Winooski headwaters to Lake Champlain, we’ll travel upstream and downstream showcasing endeavors in conservation, education, and recreation along our local waterways. We’ll begin the evening with a series of 5- to 40-minute films, then transition into a discussion about the health of our local rivers with panelists who bring different perspectives about our waterways. 

There will also be opportunities to chat with water conservation organizations and hear from Montpelier High School students who are envisioning our future relationship with local lakes and streams. A Montpelier PLACE event. Refreshments will be provided.

The Featured Films:

No Other Lake – Trailer

Nebi: Abenaki Ways of Knowing Water

Several other short films by local filmmakers and organizations

The Panel:

Michele Braun – Friends of the Winooski River

Ben Block – Aquatic Ecologist; Montpelier Conservation Commission

Kerry Wood – Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation

Moderator: Kassia Randzio – Vermont River Conservancy

Have questions that you’d like our panelists to address? We want to hear from you!


Our panel discussion will be driven by the input provided when you sign up for the event.

This event is a part of the Montpelier PLACE event series. We want to thank the UVM Field Naturalist Program, the UVM Extension, the Montpelier Conservation Commission, North Branch Nature Center, Caledonia Spirits, and the Montpelier Community Services Department for their efforts in putting on these events and promoting these important discussions around ecology, community, and the intersections that exist in between. 

Thank you!

For questions related to these events, please see the North Branch Nature Center's website: https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/place/.