“Sharing Butte Creek” set to make PBS debut

“Sharing Butte Creek” set to make PBS debut

A documentary program about a major Sacramento Valley environmental success story will make its television debut next week.

“Sharing Butte Creek” is from Emmy award winning producer, photographer and editor Kit Tyler, through sponsorship from the Rice Commission and Northern California Water Association.

The program traces more than 150 years of environmental change and focuses on the modern feats to reactivate the floodplain to save fish and waterfowl, “fins and feathers”, in the region.  The extraordinary successes have been accomplished through novel partnerships between rice growers, conservationists and water officials and may be the model for conservation efforts all across the Central Valley.

Nearly three years in the making, this 30-minute program will debut on KVIE, PBS Channel 6 within their “Viewfinder” series on Wednesday, November 17, at 7 pm.

Here are the other air dates and channels the program will initially air:

KVIE2Thursday, 11/18/217:30 pm
KVIEHDFriday, 11/19/214:00 pm
KVIE2Friday, 11/19/219:00 pm
KVIE2Friday, 11/19/211:30 am
KVIEHDSaturday, 11/20/217:30 am
KVIE2Saturday, 11/20/213:00 am
KVIEHDSunday, 11/21/21 6:30 pm
KVIEHDSunday, 11/21/21 12:00 pm
KVIE2 Sunday, 11/21/21 3:30 pm
KVIE2Sunday, 11/21/21 9:30 am

If you have questions, please contact CRC Communications Manager Jim Morris at or (916) 205-5395.

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