Saving A River

Janice Stanley, Todd Stanley, Dustin Farrenkopf | 2009 | 18 min.

2011 Official Selection

A stunning retrospective film that chronicles the journey of a small group of passionate community members in the Coloma-Lotus Valley that formed The American River Conservancy (ARC) in 1989. The group’s purpose was to save the American River canyon from development to preserve rivers and land for life. To date ARC has protected over 11,500 acres of community park lands, endangered species habitat, fisheries and forested lands within the American and Cosumnes River Watersheds in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.