Friday, August 1st – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hosting Partner: River Revitalization Foundation
About River Revitalization Foundation: Land Trusts are established to protect land and water resources for the public benefit. River Revitalization Foundation is serving as the urban rivers land trust in Milwaukee, caring for the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers. We focus on conservation and protection of riparian corridors. This is done through land acquisition, easements, connecting green space, creating a parkway which provides public access to the river valley, and landowner education.
For more information about River Revitalization Foundation and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Milwaukee, please visit: http://www.milwaukeerrf.org/
Tuesday, August 5th – Homer, Alaska
Thursday, August 7th – Seward, Alaska
Friday, August 8th – Kenai, Alaska
Thursday, August 14th – Anchorage, Alaska
Hosting Partner: Kenai Watershed Forum
About Kenai Watershed Forum: The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, successfully identifying and addressing the needs of the region by providing high quality EDUCATION, RESTORATION, and RESEARCH programs.
Our mission is “working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula”. KWF is a dynamic and maturing organization that is poised to serve the Kenai Peninsula and the State of Alaska with increasing effectiveness in the near and distant future.
For more information about Kenai Watershed Forum and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Homer, Seward, Kenai, or Anchorage, please visit: http://www.kenaiwatershed.org/
Wednesday, August 13th – South Lake Tahoe, California
Hosting Partner: Valhalla Tahoe
About Valhalla Tahoe: Valhalla Tahoe was formed in 1979 (as the Tahoe Tallac Association) as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of assisting the Forest Service in restoring the three estates on the Tallac Historic Site and developing the site as a historic center while sponsoring as well as producing the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival held annually on the Heller Estate of the Tallac Historic Site. The site is listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites.
For more information about Valhalla Tahoe and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in South Lake Tahoe, please visit: http://valhallatahoe.com/
Saturday, August 16th – Charles City, Iowa
Hosting Partners: Charles City Arts Center and Cedar River Spinners
About Charles City Arts Center: The Charles City Arts Center is located in the historic Carnegie Library building in downtown Charles City, Iowa, and is open for free to the public. The building is owned by the city of Charles City and operated by the Charles City Arts Council. Funding for the operation of the Arts Center is provided by memberships, grants, private donations, and interest from our endowment fund.
About Cedar River Spinners: Through narrative storytelling, investigative reporting, and thoughtful analysis presented over multiple platforms, including podcasts, short films, photography, and live events, Cedar River Spinners creates an opportunity for discussion and debate about the Cedar River and the role it plays in the lives of Iowa residents.
For more information about Charles City Arts Center and Cedar River Spinners and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Charles City, please visit: http://www.charlescityarts.com/ and http://www.cedarriverspinners.org
Friday, August 22nd – Sebastopol, California
Hosting Partner: Conservation Action Fund for Education
About Conservation Action Fund for Education: CAFE’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower the public on issues that concern sustainability and the environment in the North Coast region of California. Among issues of principle concern are: land use, transit planning, public energy infrastructure, building codes, water use and conservation, local economic development, social equity, local agricultural preservation, forest and wetlands protection, and housing affordability. CAFE carries out its mission through a variety of focused programs including: hands-on workshops and public forums, development and dissemination of instructional and informational materials and kits, participation in community planning activities in areas of concern, and door-to-door contacts with local residents.
For more information about Conservation Action Fund for Education and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Sebastopol, please visit: http://www.cafefund.org/
Friday, August 22nd – Cordova, Alaska
Hosting Partner: Eyak Preservation Council
About Eyak Preservation Council: The Eyak Preservation Council (EPC), based in Cordova, Alaska, is a grassroots environmental and social change organization dedicated to promoting sustainable communities and protecting and preserving wild salmon habitat and Indigenous culture in the ancestral Eyak homelands of the Prince William Sound and Copper River watersheds. EPC was conceived on the day of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. That disastrous event turned Eyak founder Dune Lankard from a commercial fisherman into a life-long community activist. EPC thereby was formed and dedicated itself to not only preserving the wild salmon way of life and Native Culture, but to turning the Exxon disaster into a precedent setting opportunity for conservation when 765, 000 acres of ancestral rainforest were protected in 1995 from the clear-cutting efforts of a regional Native Corporations in the spillzone.
For more information about Eyak Preservation Council and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Cordova, please visit: http://redzone.org/
Going On Tour
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003. Over the past 12 years it has evolved into the largest environmental film festival of its kind in the nation. The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA, kicks-off the nationwide tour to over 125 cities. Each tour stop is an opportunity for an organization to reach out into their community and bring people together around community based activism. We offer a diverse menu of environmental films that delve into themes such as energy, climate change, conservation, wildlife, community activism, environmental justice, and adventure. Each venue custom builds their own film program to include issues they want to spotlight. Plus, we provide PR materials and a comprehensive planning guide. As an environmental group who has experienced amazing success with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we want to share our success with other organizations to create a network connected by a common goal – to use film to inspire activism!
For more information about Wild & Scenic On Tour, please contact Jon Wilson at 530.265.5961 x 204.