Film advocating for conservation throughout the watershed stars local fly shop owner
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. (April 21, 2015) — The documentary film “Where The Yellowstone Goes” will make its St. Croix Valley premiere on May 7, 2015, at 7 p.m., at the Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street S., Stillwater, MN 55082. The event features fly-fishing guide Robert Hawkins, who led the epic trip and now owns Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop in Lake Elmo.
Seeking to immerse themselves in one of America’s fabled rivers, filmmaker Hunter Weeks, fourth- generation Montanan Hawkins, and a team of travelers braved rapids, storms, oil spill pollution, and other challenges to discover the beauty of the Yellowstone and the complex relationship that people along its course have with the river.
“This is a story about life on one of our greatest, most-preserved rivers. It explores some serious conservation issues along with great fishing, but ultimately is about each of our lives and the impact we make while we’re here,” said Weeks.
After a screening of the film, Hawkins will answer questions and share stories from the making of the movie. There will be a cash bar and opportunities for attendees to socialize with other river fans.
Tickets are $8 in advance of $10 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the St. Croix River Association’s work to protect, restore, and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.stcroixriverassociation.org or at Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop, 3459 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN. The film’s trailer is available for online viewing at https://vimeo.com/40018160.
The St. Croix River Association works to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. With an approach based on partnerships, the organization is working to realize a vision for the St. Croix as a place where rivers run free and clean, a diverse habitat sustains our unique and diverse flora and fauna, people have access to our National Park and the park flourishes, towns throughout the basin thrive, and people celebrate the river. More information is available at www.stcroixriverassociation.org.