Conservancy to Screen "Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey" in May


Black Swamp Conservancy,  577 Foundation, Partners for Clean Streams and the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program are proud to invite you to a screening of the film, “Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey,” Wednesday, May 30, at the Maumee Indoor Theatre. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; the film begins at 7:00 p.m.

The evening will also feature a panel discussion about the making of the film, as well as today’s efforts to have a local impact on river conservation. Panelists include include Bob Gable, Scenic Rivers Program Manager for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR); and Tim Schetter, Director of Natural Resources, Metroparks Toledo,

In addition, local organizations will be on-site at the Theatre to offer information and displays about our local conservation efforts, and to encourage collaboration and partnership within the community. In addition to the sponsoring organizations, exhibitors include the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments (TMACOG), the Ohio Division of Wildlife, the Toledo Rain Garden Initiative, Sacred Grounds, Metroparks Toledo and the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor.

About the film: “Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey” is the story of Ohio’s most natural waterways, told by those who appreciate their splendor and work to protect and preserve them for future generations. Ohio was the first state to declare a Scenic Rivers Program in March 1968, and continues to lead river conservation. The film follows Ohio filmmaker Tom Mayor’s journey as he experiences Ohio’s Scenic Rivers, and learns first-hand about non-point-source pollution and the ecological and economic impact of water quality. Produced by veteran Ohio cinematographers Mike King and Adam White, and including underwater footage by Mayor, the film captures the stunning and natural beauty of the rivers, the historical perspective of water quality and the modern conditions affecting watershed ecosystems. It will also describe how the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program has partnered with private property owners, non-profit organizations and governmental organizations to conserve Ohio’s remaining high quality rivers and streams. 

About the theatre: the Maumee Indoor Theatre is a restored Art Deco historical gem located in Uptown Maumee. Originally opened in 1946, the theatre closed in 1996, was purchased in 2000 by the city and reopened in 2004 as part of the Ohio Historical Theatre Association. While keeping to its original Art Deco style, the theatre features state-of-the-art film amenities for showing mainstream and art-house films, plus unique rental spaces for private screenings, parties and business meetings.


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