Walt – Saving the San Joaquin River

When it comes to news about the drought in California, we’re all tired of “fish versus farms” stories that offer false choices and no solutions.

I’ve had a love affair with the San Joaquin River since the first time I saw it. I feel that all rivers are national treasures. When that river was wild, it was so beautiful. It was sacred, spiritual.

Walt Shubin

Enter Walt Shubin, a farmer who has been fighting to restore the health of the San Joaquin River for decades. Walt remembers the river when it was wild, when its waters flowed, and it was home to abundant fish and wildlife.

Our film, “Walt,” shares his story and captures his determination to restore the river. “We’re going to bring it back,” he declares.