Rock Creek Presents Checks To North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, Tennessee Aquarium Conservation

Thursday, July 13, 2017
From left, Tim Laramore – executive director, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy; Lee Friedlander – board member, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy; Sara Lewis – Rock/Creek; Chad Wykle – Rock/Creek vice president; Dr. Bernie Kuhajda – manager of Science Programs, Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute; and Jonathan Scott – Rock Creek co-owner
From left, Tim Laramore – executive director, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy; Lee Friedlander – board member, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy; Sara Lewis – Rock/Creek; Chad Wykle – Rock/Creek vice president; Dr. Bernie Kuhajda – manager of Science Programs, Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute; and Jonathan Scott – Rock Creek co-owner

Representatives from Rock Creek presented two $500 checks to the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute.

The money was raised during a special screening of “Fish People,” a Patagonia environmental film (at Rock Creek). 

Review for the film: Audiences had a chance to see the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean- and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore. 




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