This summer, the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board partnered with local filmmakers at North 40 Productions to tell the story of water in a new way.

“From a creative standpoint, this project was an exciting challenge.” Said North 40’s Oly Mingo. “Water touches our lives in so many ways, it’s easy to miss its greater impact on our quality of life. Our goal was to give people a chance to think about how integral water is, not just to our own existence, but to the culture that we take so much pride in as a region. Recreation, hydro-electric projects, fishing, conservation, and agriculture have an impact on all of us.”

We live in an amazing part of the world, where so many different lifestyles get to enjoy our natural resources.

“Through increased wildfire and drought, citizens of the gorgeous North Central Washington are realizing the importance of abundant and available water. It is in fact a limited resource and affects all of us so profoundly. We know this deep down, but the fact becomes clearer in trying times. We hope this short film gives us all new appreciation and respect for the natural resource that is at the core of what we hold so dear about living here,” said Derek Van Marter, Executive Director of the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board.

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