Thursday night’s showing of “The Breach” at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth is presented in partnership with Trout Unlimited and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Save the Peshastin Mill Waterfront Fund.
“The Breach” follows fishing guide and filmmaker Mark Titus on his quest to learn why wild salmon populations have plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest. He embarks on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. Along the way, Titus unravels a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming in Alaska – all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.
Trout Unlimited has been raising money and raising public awareness of this opportunity for the community to purchase the 0.85 mile stretch of waterfront property on the old Peshastin Mill Site to save it for recreational uses. Icicle TV wrote about this earlier this year, and there’s a recap below.
“The Breach” will be showing at the Snowy Owl Theater on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at http://www.icicle.org/performances/breach.
$12 General Admission
$14 at the door
$9 at the door
Help spread the word about this great opportunity and let’s pack the house at the Snowy Owl Thursday night!
The vision for the Peshastin Mill Waterfront: Preserve the waterfront in its existing primitive state and save it for walking, jogging, biking, bird watching, picnicking, fishing and other water sports for current and future generations. It would also serve as an important piece of a possible trail connecting Peshastin and Leavenworth in the future.
The Complete the Loop Coalition (visionaries of the Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee), in collaboration with several other outdoor, Wenatchee community, and land trust groups, has put down earnest money allowing for a 15 month period to raise enough funds to purchase the riverfront property from the Port of Chelan, and we have about 9 months left. The remaining portion of the property that is non-waterfront, has already been purchased and will likely become a facility or set of facility that support the area’s growing wine industry as reported earlier this year.
The enthusiastic fishermen of the Icicle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers joined the effort. Similarly the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club (which has groomed a cross-country ski course on the property in the past) signed on. The Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land, the Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Association, American Whitewater and the Peshastin Community Council are also showing support.
The asking price for the waterfront property is $460,000 and as of several months ago over $175,000 had already been raised. If fundraising is successful, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will take over the land, securing access to the general public. Should fund raising efforts fail, the property will be put on the market, sealing off this section of riverfront and cutting off river access to the Wenatchee Valley community.