Oregon, a task force has been working to restore its most important,
and most troubled, river: the Willamette. Appointed by Governor
John Kitzhaber, the Willamette Basin Task Force has directed numerous
projects designed to help clean up the river, and wanted Oregon
residents especially those living in the basin to
get behind these efforts.
Fire was chosen to produce a short-format video program that would
be shown to key local and regional decision-makers, business owners,
schools and community groups. Green Fire combined new and existing
footage to profile the basin and document the full range of restoration
projects that are returning the watershed to good health.
program had its premiere at the September 1998 Confluence
conference in Salem, Oregon before an audience of 300 business and
community leaders. Watershed organizations, utilities and others
have distributed 750 copies of the program to schools across the
Willamette Basin to encourage volunteer and school projects to expand
restoration work. Town councils in Woodburn and elsewhere are showing
the program to their citizens.
Legacy takes a very complicated issue and turns it into something
even a child can understand. Its great because it appeals
to a wide age range, its just the right length, with just
the right combination of history, information on what people in
the basin are doing to restore and protect the watershed, and outlook
for the future to make it a timeless program that we will use for
years to come." Bridget Wilborn, Marketing Director for Wildwood,
a partner in the Oregon State Willamette Restoration Initiative.