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“Against the Current” Film Screening

May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Puget Soundkeeper is thrilled to partner with Heron’s Nest for the community premiere of our short film, Against the Current: Protecting clean water in Puget Sound. This project was created with filmmaker Hannah Letinich, and weaves together the distinct voices of our incredible partners across the Green-Duwamish watershed. Their stories stem from a shared love of place and an urgent understanding that our communities and ecosystems cannot continue waiting for clean water. 

Event Details:

Where: Heron’s Nest 4818 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

When: Saturday, May 20th, 8:00pm–9:30pm

What: Outdoor screening event of Puget Soundkeeper’s short film about protecting clean water in the Green-Duwamish watershed. We will also tour Heron’s Nest, share updates on our new, collaborative River Access Paddle Program, and invite attendees to take action on behalf of the East Waterway Superfund cleanup by participating in the EPA’s comment period.

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8:00pm: Arrival

8:15–8:30pm: Heron’s Nest tour and River Access Paddle Program introduction

8:30–9:10pm: Clean water panel discussion and action for the Duwamish River

9:15–9:30pm: Screening

About the film:

We started this film intending to traverse the region, seeking the impact of the Clean Water Act, which intended to prevent pollution from entering our national waters. But we found ourselves pulled closer and closer to home, eventually focusing on the Green-Duwamish watershed. We realized that this is just one tributary of a larger story, while remaining indicative of the challenges we face.  

Against the Current was completed in 2022, the 50th anniversary year of the Clean Water Act. It reminds us of the Act’s transformative potential when it was first signed into law. That potential, as you’ll hear in our film, is only partially realized. Robust monitoring and enforcement, equitable access to waterways, green infrastructure, easing the burden of legacy pollutants through transparent, community-centered cleanup efforts—all this is possible if we have the courage to reject the status quo.  

Meet the stars of our film!  

Emanuel Chavez, Lost Urban Creeks youth leader

Anand Jayakaran, Professor and Stormwater Specialist, Washington State University

Katelyn Kinn, Senior Attorney & Director of Law and Policy, Puget Soundkeeper

Paulina López, Executive Director, Duwamish River Community Coalition

Sharlene Pioquinto, Lost Urban Creeks youth leader

Greg Wingard, President, Green River Coalition & Executive Director, Waste Action Project


May 20, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Heron’s Nest
4818 15th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106 United States
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