‘Sacred Land, Sacred Water’ will be shown Tuesday evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy image
Join the Sierra Club and Voices of Los Alamos for a special screening of the film “SACRED LAND, SACRED WATER: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley” at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. The screening is free to attend and director, editor and producer Lewis Jacobs will be available for a Q & A session after the film.
The film was officially released in September 2018 and is a call to action to all residents and policy makers in the greater Albuquerque area to protect our water by acting to prevent horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking in our region.
This documentary includes interviews of concerned citizens, clips of public testimony and a highly-illustrated presentation of the subsurface geology of the Rio Grande Rift as well as of the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking. Animated sequences demonstrate the dangers fracking poses to the one, continuous aquifer underlying the entire Albuquerque Basin, which provides 85 percent of the drinking water to over 800,000 residents.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.