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The Mississippi River Network ‘A Visit from Will Dilg’ film screen and Q&A 

The Mississippi River Network ‘A Visit from Will Dilg’ film screen and Q&A 

The Mississippi River Network ‘A Visit from Will Dilg’ film screen and Q&A 

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One hundred years ago, our upper Mississippi River was on the brink of crisis. Levees were planned, and the River’s floodplain wetlands and land were set to be drained and filled to create farmland. The potential devastation to the wildlife, plants, and many communities that call this area home was unimaginable. However, it was the collective effort of people who cared about the River, spearheaded by Will Dilg and the Izaak Walton League, that advocated for an alternative plan. This led to the creation of the globally significant Upper Mississippi River National and Wildlife Fish Refuge, which is one of the nation’s largest wildlife preserves.

The Mississippi River Network is excited to host an event to bring the River community together for a screening of a new film that tells the story of the refuge’s creation. The film, A Visit From Will Dilg by Steven Marking, is an inspiring story of how people can come together to make a significant difference. And for our River lovers, the film has beautiful videos and photos of the Upper Mississippi!

This special event is in celebration of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge’s Centennial happening in 2024! The film screening will last about one hour and will be followed by a Q&A with Steven Marking. Tickets are free and include multiple donation options to support the work of the Mississippi River Network.

Online via Zoom
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
7:00 PM CDT – 8:30 PM CDT

Register here: https://mississippirivernetwork.salsalabs.org/willdilgfilm/index.html

For tickets to this event please visit the following URL: https://mississippirivernetwork.salsalabs.org/willdilgfilm/index.html →

 

Date And Time

2024-06-05 @ 07:00 PM
 

Location

Online event

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