At the March Meeting, Carl Gerhardt will present the documentary: “Eagle Bluffs: an environmental success story.” This newly edited version is a minute or two shorter than the version that was broadcasted on KMOS (about 24 min). The political story is unchanged and chronicles the efforts of a group of citizens—primarily Doug Elley ang Hank Ottinger—who successfully opposed a proposal to build a pipeline from the city of Columbia’s waste water treatment system to the Missouri River. Their counter proposal was to construct a wetland system that would further treat the water and the Missouri department of conservation agreed to receive this tertiary treated water for use at Eagle Bluffs. This allows them to raise and lower water in different parts of the area to optimize aquatic habitats for migrating and resident birds and other wildlife. The film contains a lot footage of this wildlife mostly filmed at Eagle Bluffs.
Carl will also show a shorter film with more bird footage which includes some species rarely seen at Eagle Bluffs
The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Blvd., with social time following.