Water Protection Day Events in Monte Rio
Cleanup event at Dutch Bill Creek. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet in the parking lot of the Monte Rio Community Center opposite the Rio Theatre. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Gloves, trash pickers, buckets and trash bags will be provided during the cleanup. Water and snacks will also be provided. Wear rain gear in case of rain.
For more information or to talk trash, please call Chris Brokate at 707-322-8304.
Outdoor Yoga session with Rebecca Heartfly. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at Koret Park in front of the Monte Rio Community Center. Bring your own Yoga mat or towel. All levels, all ages welcome. This session is donation based. 100% of the funds raised will go to John Bolenbaugh’s cause and help defray his travel expenses.
For more information, please call Rebecca Heartfly at 707-239-8891.
Film event: “Big Oil Whistleblower” by John Bolenbaugh
Rio Theatre, Montel Rio, 3:00 p.m.
$5.00 suggested donation for film.
This is the Rio Theater's first "Monthly Conscious Movie". Independent filmmaker, activist and water protector John Bolenbaugh will be at the showing and will participate in a Q&A session after the film.
Big Oil Whistleblower Is about John Bolenbaugh finding and exposing an enormous amount of oil remaining in the environment from the Kalamazoo Oil Spill as a cleanup worker. In the summer of 2010, millions of gallons spilled into Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River. Enbridge, the Canadian Oil Company responsible, and the EPA signed off on these sites as 100% clean by the fall of 2010. John, armed with his rake and Blackberry phone, recorded thousands of hours of finding oil left in Michigan waterways after the cleanup was declared done. For years, he interviewed hundreds of victims and heard their stories. He was harassed and threatened with arrest by the Enbridge security forces many times over the course of this journey. John’s efforts helped to force Enbridge to completely clean up the affected areas; multiple times, in some cases.