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Dam removal is no longer the work of a fictional Monkey Wrench Gang. It's real, upon us, and a cornerstone of the modern environmental and cultural movements. Starting in the summer of 2011, filmmakers Ben Knight, Travis Rummel and Matt Stoecker began a series of road trips across, up and down the United States. They accessed remote rivers by air and floated some of our country's critical waterways to research and chronicle a growing movement to tear down obsolete dams. Over the next two-plus years, the crew traveled from Maine to California and Alaska to Arizona to document some of the concerns about America's 80,000 dams and the reasons behind the increasing number being removed annually. The result is the film DamNation: 80,000 dams, 51 interviews, one film – and now one hat to commemorate the filmmakers' efforts. The DamNation™ Trucker Hat is made of 100% organic cotton canvas and polyester mesh.
RED is delighted to highlight Patagonia and their talented staff photographer / directory of photography, Tim Davis, in the newest RED Collective segment.
To toast the California company’s 40 years of accomplishments New Belgium Brewing has partnered with Patagonia to create California Route, an organic California common-style beer. Consistent with Patagonia’s long-standing commitment to organics, the beer is brewed with certified organic ingredients.
The beer has an aromatic blast of citrusy Cascade hops and a heavy dose of noble hallertau. The addition of organic Munich specialty malt builds complexity with hints of freshly baked bread. California Route is 5.5% ABV and will be available in the following markets: Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Boulder, Denver, Boston, NYC, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Cardiff and Ventura.
Patagonia played a key role throughout the development of the beer, and when it came time to naming the beer, California Route was at the top of the list. The name pays homage to the California Route on Patagonia’s Mount Fitz Roy. First climbed in 1968 by Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Dick Dorworth, Lito Tejada-Flores and Chris Jones, the California Route is considered a Patagonia classic, with good rock and fun free-climbing in a wildly beautiful setting.
Spelling it out: Photo: Mikey Schaefer
They flew in from rural Alaska, from Albuquerque, South Boston and Traverse City, Michigan, where they work to stop dams, preserve native forest, create urban farms and develop regional water-management plans. Coming together at Fallen Leaf Lake (near Lake Tahoe, Calif.), Sept. 11-15, for Patagonia’s Tools for Grassroots Activists conference, some 74 environmental activists from distant corners of the country and everywhere in between took a break from their often solitary, usually underpaid nonprofit existences to try to become more effective advocates for the natural world.
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