Transition Polk to show ‘Code Blue: Water in the Mountains’ June 30

Published 2:08 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

Transition Polk will be shown Thursday, June 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Polk County Public Library. The movie is the recently completed documentary by filmmaker and ECO director David Weintraub titled, “Code Blue: Water in the Mountains.”

Following the meeting there will be a discussion amongst the participants to establish means to maintaining water quality and how to help monitor local streams.

“Code Blue: Water in the Mountains” is about Transylvania County and, according to Weintraub, “Although Transylvania County is blessed to have many of its streams on protected land, there are many impacts from urbanization that require watchdogs to provide some level of oversight. ECO is excited about working with county residents to develop a water monitoring program and provide training to interested volunteers.”

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Organizers say that without pristine waters, the area will suffer not only esthetically, but economically.

ECO is the Environmental and Conservation Organization, headquartered in Hendersonville, N.C.

Organizers said, “We live in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of the world, but our streams are facing challenges. The better educated we are on our impact to our natural resources, the better stewards we can become.”

For further information, call ECO at 828-692-0385, visit or call Aviva Kahn at 828-894-6374, or visit

– article submitted by Aviva Kahn