WATCH NOW: The Animas Expedition
“There is a healthy environment that can be preserved and protected. Move through it, flow through it, walk through those mountains, experience and learn to appreciate them. Because you’re not going to fight for something you don’t understand.”
Weston athlete, 14er Ski Record holder, mountain guide, and former Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen floats his crew of rugged adventurers into the depths of uncertainty on the wildly remote Animas River. The team emerges downriver, albeit a little soggy, with water samples gathered along the way. The expedition’s contributions add to reclamation efforts and bring into sharper contrast the need for active participation in one’s home watershed.
The Animas Expedition intends to rally a larger army of diverse advocates in defense of the natural world. The film stresses that anyone, anywhere can be a champion of conservation and a staunch defender of wild places. An expedition into the unknown is but one way to engage in this fight. We all can do something, even if it is as simple as putting water in bottles.