Before the Flood, Leonardo DeCaprio Documentary - January 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - Riverside-Salem Cottage, 3449 West River Rd., Grand Island 14072, 4 - 6 p.m. (+ potluck)
"Before the Flood," a contemporary presentation about climate change, first aired on the National Geographic Channel on October 30, 2016. This documentary is the product of an incredible three-year journey that took Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Fisher Stevens to every corner of the globe documenting the devastating impact of climate change and questioning humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced. Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary can be viewed on the internet and has already been viewed more than two million times since its initial airing. The running time is 96 minutes.
Paul Leuchner will introduce the film and participate in our discussion. Paul is a retired government biologist who over the past 40 years has been relentless in efforts to protect, preserve, and enhance the Niagara River ecosystem. In 2005 he was appointed to a four-year term on the newly established Niagara River Greenway Commission by New York Governor George Pataki. He is the founder and past Chair of the Greenway Commission's annual Paddles Up Niagara event (now in its 11th year). Currently, he sits on the Town of Grand Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Geological Society. For questions/information: 773-1426, leave message or firstname.lastname@example.org.