Event Detail

Oct
25
Wednesday
Oct
25
Wed
Brown Bag Lunch and movie: Worth the WaitArt :: Film also Education :: Environment
Brown Bag Lunch and movie: Worth the Wait
12:00 PM
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
Description:
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, October 25, with a discussion led by Sara Sparks and a special presentation of the 2016 Butte film, Worth the Wait by Dick Many and B.J. McKenzie. The movie documents the 30 years of reclamation of more than a hundred years of mining and smelting wastes that accumulated in the upper Clark Fork River Basin in Montana, from mines in Butte to the smelters in Anaconda all the way to the Milltown Dam near Missoula. Even though the cleanup continues today, and some areas will require treatment forever, the extent of what has been accomplished is striking for what seemed to be an overwhelming task 30 years ago. Sara will address questions and continue the discussion following the movie.

Worth the Wait was created by filmmakers Dick Maney and BJ McKenzie who also made Butte: the Original in 2010 about the history and character of Butte.

Sara Sparks is a Remedial Project Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She was born and educated in Butte She is a graduate of Butte Central High School and Montana Tech in Butte, Montana, with the degree in Occupational Safety and Health. She has been employed with EPA for 25 years and during that time has been involved with the Superfund activities in Butte.

This presentation will last longer than the usual Brown Bag Lunches. While guests are usually encouraged to bring a sack lunch, this week lunch will be provided by The Springs of Butte. Coffee and water will be provided by the Archives.

Brown Bag Lunches are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Upcoming lectures will focus topics of local interest. For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
Address: 17 West Quartz Street Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 4067823280

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