I am posting this event that is really being put on by REI because I know many of you will be interested in this and it's free but keep in mind - it's an REI event and you have to register with REI to go. As of today there are 16 spots!!! If someone wants to host for our group it will help our members meet with each other at the event. Otherwise you will have to email each other ahead of time if you want to know how to find our meetup members at the event.
Portland REI — The Greatest Good - FREE MOVIE
Date: 4/24/2013 Event Location: Portland REI (http://www.rei.com/map/store?storeId=13) Event Fee: Free Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT Presenter: Kol Peterson, Group Size: 50 Description: "The Greatest Good" explores history of the U.S. Forest Service and uses rarely seen footage and photos, sweeping HD landscape aerial shots and dozens of interviews to tell a complex and compelling story of the American land. Before "environmentalism", before the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service was created in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot. They sought not only to conserve disappearing natural resources but also to maximize the social benefits from those resources. The two-hour documentary "The Greatest Good" uses this maxim as its starting point and as an organizing theme. It traces the Forest Service efforts to deliver the most benefits to the most people, while remaining good stewards of the land. It is along this axis, the exploitation and protection of nature, that the story turns. The film features an original score and is narrated by Charles Osgood.
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