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KELLOGG DAM'S WATERSHED MOMENT
By Ellen Spitaleri, The Portland Tribune
January 9, 2013


Greg Baartz-Bowman and Mark Gamba hope their film, “Un-Dam It! The Story of Kellogg Dam,” catches a few eyes during Milwaukie’s Jan. 12 Watershed Event 2013.

But they also want people to realize that “this will be a community event to learn about and increase awareness of our watershed. It will be a great all-ages experience,” Baartz-Bowman said.

“People should come and learn, and then express their opinions to the City Council,” said Gamba, who was elected in November to the Milwaukie City Council. Read more...



MILWAUKIE FILMMAKERS URGE REMOVAL OF KELLOGG DAM IN 'UN-DAM IT!'
By Victoria Edwards, The Oregonian
January 03, 2013


Milwaukie's second environmental documentary film festival in the past year is set for Saturday, Jan. 12, once again featuring a film that rallies support for a project in Clackamas County.

Greg Baartz-Bowman and Mark Gamba hope their film "Un-Dam It!" will spur action on the long-standing project to remove Kellogg Dam and restore Kellogg Creek as a passage for salmon. Read more...



LOCAL FILMMAKERS ADVOCATE FOR THE THREE CREEKS NATURAL AREA PROTECTION IN FIRST INDEPENDENT FILM
By Molly Harbarger, The Oregonian
April 4, 2012


Now that the Portland International Film Festival is over, movie lovers can head to Milwaukie for the city's first environmental documentary film festival. The evening of short documentaries from local directors was put together to feature one film especially, or more to the point, to change Clackamas County commissioners' minds.

The idea for the "The Lonely Tree" started simmering years ago when Greg Baartz-Bowman read an article about a place with 100-year-old white oaks that would be paved for a county road. It was the catalyst that moved him from writing for film companies to creating them himself. Read more...


MILWAUKIE FILMMAKERS HIGHLIGHT MOVIE ON 3-CREEKS AREA
By Ellen Spitaleri, The Portland Tribune
April 8, 2012


Forget the red carpet treatment.

Two local filmmakers think a green carpet would be more appropriate for the first showing of their movie, “Lonely Tree,” part of Milwaukie’s Watershed Event, on Friday, April 13, at the Masonic Hall in downtown Milwaukie.

The film’s title is actually, “Lonely Tree — Old Growth in Peril at 3-Creeks,” noted Greg Baartz-Bowman, the director and editor, and the producer, along with cinematographer Mark Gamba, both Milwaukie residents. Read more...