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logo_oakcreekwatershedcouncilOak Creek Ambassadors to premiere environmental documentary

Flagstaff AZ (November 3, 2014) – Oak Creek is internationally recognized for its outdoor beauty. Many visitors seem to forget that with this natural beauty comes responsibility. The Oak Creek Ambassadors have taken it upon themselves to address this issue through organized clean ups and public education. Their efforts have been chronicled in an informational documentary, titled Loved to Death: The Story of Oak Creek which will premiere Tuesday, November 4 at Wanderlust Brewing Co. “The documentary will cover what we, the ambassadors, did over the summer and the problems associated with recreation on Oak Creek,” said Dalton Zanetti, an Oak Creek Ambassador and producer of the documentary.

The documentary exemplifies the overall goal of the ambassador program, which is to educate the public about their impact on the environment. Working in partnership with the Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC), the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC), the ambassadors aim to help preserve and protect our region’s natural beauty. The program has reached “thousands of visitors who recreate in the watershed,” according to the regional director of AZCC, Allison Laramee.

In addition to public outreach, the ambassadors have actively focused on clean up along Oak Creek. “The results speak for themselves: In 2014, the Ambassador teams picked up and disposed of 3,736 pounds of trash,” said Barry Allan, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OCWC. The impact of these efforts will be further explored at the documentary premiere on November 4, 2014.

About the Documentary Premiere

The documentary premiere is free and open to the public. It will be take place at Wanderlust Brewing Co., 1519 N Main St #102, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. The doors will open at 5:00 P.M. and the documentary will be shown at 6:00 P.M. A water quality presentation, as well as a question and answer session, will follow the premiere.

About Oak Creek Watershed Council

The Oak Creek Watershed Council is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation. It is dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence for watershed stewardship, as well as preserving the integrity of Oak Creek, and its tributaries.