Inspirational Earth Day Selections

April 21, 2015

At Wild & Scenic, we believe film is inspirational.  What better way to start your Earth Day than to check out a film or two.  Here are four shorts from past festivals that show the beauty of our planet earth and inspire us to work harder every day to take care of her. We’d like to share them with you to enjoy, inspire, and pass on. Happy Earth Day!

iheardI Heard
2015 Wild & Scenic Official Selection
Michael Ramsey, Abbey Smith, Stacy Bare
(2014, 3 min)

I Heard is a Seussical glimpse into more than 110 million acres of designated wilderness that we have to enjoy in the US. The Sierra Club tapped award-winning filmmaker Michael Ramsey to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

lineinsandA Line in the Sand
2015 Wild & Scenic Official Selection
Justin Clifton, Chris Cresci
(2014, 2 min)

A Line in the Sand Edward Abbey’s words have always been deliberately provocative – especially when said in defense of the desert landscape he loved so much. The words in this film are a mash-up of quotes from speeches to articles, to interviews and books.

iamredI Am Red
2014 Wild & Scenic Official Selection
Pete McBride
(USA, 2013, 4 min)

The Colorado River runs 1450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. A video poem to highlight the beauty and challenges of this national icon.

scaredThe Scared is Scared
2014 Wild & Scenic Official Selection
Bianca Giaever
(USA, 2013, 8 min)

Bianca Giaever asked a six year old what her movie should be about, and this is what he told her.

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Take Action Today for a Better Tomorrow

April 21, 2015

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival prides itself on inspiring activism locally at our Home Festival and around the globe On Tour. Wild & Scenic raises resources and awareness for SYRCL, the leading voice for the protection and restoration of the Yuba River and the Greater Yuba Watershed. Our national partners are some of the most influential companies and brands.  Our newest partner, Earthjustice, works tirelessly to give a voice to the environment. This Earth Day, learn about, take action, or donate to a subject that matters to you. You don’t have to go far to get involved, read on to get started!

logo for publisher use no bgSYRCL’s State of the Yuba

In 1983, a small group of concerned citizens banded together to oppose the construction of two dams on the South Yuba River. Over a quarter century and thousands of supporters later, the South Yuba River Citizens League stands stronger than ever. Today, SYRCL is a vibrant community organization leading a range of river and watershed programs. SYRCL’s mission is to protect and restore the Yuba River and Greater Yuba Watershed and continue to be recognized as one of the largest and most effective single-watershed groups in the United States.

savetheyubapiccolorSYRCL’s Earth Day Event, The State of the Yuba, is a free public event happening today and is your chance to get informed and get involved. Have you caught yourself wondering, “how do the dams on the Yuba River impact water quality?” or “what is going to happen to my favorite swimming hole during this drought?” If the answer is yes, then the State of the Yuba is your chance to learn about SYRCL and its current initiatives, meet our staff and ask your burning questions during sessions before and after the main program.

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Attend tonight’s State of the Yuba event, happening in Grass Valley. April 22 5:30-8:30pm.

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Click here to take action and become a member of SYRCL! Your donation helps SYRCL fight for fish, restore the Yuba, clean our watershed, monitor the river’s health and educate river-lovers year round.

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Earthjustice: No Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. Earthjustice pursues three key goals to secure a just and flourishing world – Preserving the Wild, Fighting for Healthy Communities and Advancing Clean Energy and a Healthy Climate.

Spitsbergen-Arctic_2303833bOne of Earthjustice’s current initiatives is to to put an end to drilling in the Arctic for good. Earthjustice has successfully fought off risky Arctic drilling by oil companies for nearly a decade—preventing them from wreaking havoc in the remote, icy and stormy but ecologically rich Chukchi Sea. But earlier this month, Shell submitted a revised exploration plan for drilling in these pristine waters.

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Learn more about the risks of Arctic drilling and the effects it would have on the sensitive waters of America’s Arctic.

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Take action! Help Earthjustice reach its goal of 60,000 signatures and tell the U.S. Department of the Interior to reject Shell’s proposed plan!

 

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SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival plays part in over 30 Earth Day celebrations across the nation

April 21, 2015

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Happy Earth Day!!! We are pleased to announce over 30 communities are hosting a Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in solidarity with thousands of Earth Day actions around the globe.

The films selected for Wild & Scenic not only take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.

Check out the full list below to see where Wild & Scenic has been this month and for upcoming events near you!

Upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festivals 

 

Alaska

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Florida

Idaho

Illinois

Kansas

Missouri

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Ontario, Canada

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

*These events happened earlier in the month

Happy Earth Day from the South Yuba River Citizen’s League & Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

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Wild & Scenic River Rally

April 9, 2015

Grab your paddle, notebook, and a bag of popcorn.  The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is joining our friends at this year’s River Rally on Sunday, May 3rd, in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

RRposterOver the past 26 years, River Network has been at the forefront of expanding interest in protecting the waters of our country, encouraging diversity in the environmental movement, and helping engaged citizens to take a stand for their waters.

River Rally 2015 will focus on the following 5 themes:

  • Tribal opportunities and breakthroughs
  • Water security and scarcity in a climate changed world
  • Solutions and innovations to deliver clean water
  • Novel collaborations to expand impact and get to scale
  • Organizational development for river groups and watershed organizations

After a weekend of amazing workshops, please join the Wild & Scenic Film Festival team Sunday evening May 3 at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa for an evening of award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, environmental justice, and indigenous cultures.  These films will not only take you to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.

The lineup:

Canyon2Colorado River, The
WATER AND FISH CONSERVATION
The Colorado River is more than beautiful, it sustains life for 11,000 species including us. Seasoned Expedition Leader Dave Edwards shares a funny story & what he takes away after almost 40 years of rowing down the Grand Canyon. (2014, 5 min)

MattBlack_ParadiseBurning003California: Paradise Burning
WATER AND FISH CONSERVATION/AGRICULTURE
Since 2012, California has been suffering through a historically severe drought. For the farmers and ranchers of the Central Valley, the future seems especially bleak. Wells have gone dry, orchards have been left to perish, and those who came to California to work the fields stand idle. Photographers Matt Black and Ed Kashi recently spent time with the farmers and shepherds of the Central Valley, documenting their ongoing struggles.  (2014, 7 min)

OurPower_still_02_webOur Power: Black Mesa, AZ
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ACTIVISM
The Navajo people in Black Mesa, Arizona are trying to protect their aquifer from a nearby coal mining plant’s pollution. The cities of Phoenix and Flagstaff get their water at the expense of the Navajo Nation. As part of the Climate Justice Alliance, they strive to generate “energy without injustice, power without pollution” by using solar power instead of fossil fuels. (2013, 8 min)

McBride_CORiverDelta_140327_08878740Delta Dawn
WATER AND FISH CONSERVATION
The Colorado River hasn’t kissed the sea in almost two decades — until the spring of 2014 when an experimental pulse of water was released into this forgotten delta. A team of river runners followed the water to witness this unprecedented restoration effort, and attempted to be the only, and potentially the last to float the Colorado River to the sea by paddle board. With unpredictable adventure as the backdrop, filmmaker Pete McBride tells the story of Western water, a challenged Colorado River and the uplifting potential for environmental restoration via collaboration, all through his repeated experiences chasing a river to the sea. (2014, 17 min)

Catch It_MascotCatch It
ADVENTURE WITH A PURPOSE
Léa Brassy grew up surfing the warm waters of Southern France. Accustomed to a life on the road, her nomadic lifestyle takes a pause at the Unstad break in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. Trading in her bikini for a thick wetsuit, she connects with the surrounding mountains, Arctic surf, and simple living. Whether it’s paddling hard for a wave, or chasing after a passion – Léa reminds us that if the timing is right, we have to Catch It.  (2014, 10 min)

McBride_Fiji_140315_80365959River of Eden
WATER AND FISH CONSERVATION
Join filmmaker Pete McBride, a National Geographic Freshwater Hero, on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.  (2014, 5 min)

photo-2Story of Place, The
LAND PRESERVATION
Deep into the unprotected territory of Southeastern Utah, Author Craig Childs narrates the story of this grand landscape, how it has shaped each and every one of us, and the threats this wild landscape is currently facing. (2014, 8 min)

nobodys riverNobody’s River
ADVENTURE WITH A PURPOSE
Four women journey down one of the last free flowing rivers of the world and discover raw beauty, industrial wastelands, devastating loss, and unbridled joy.  (2014, 30 min)

 

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’) started the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January 2003 to promote community building within the Yuba Watershed as well as a way to explore environmental issues through an exciting and influential medium.  SYRCL was started in 1983 by a group of concerned citizens who banded together to fight against several proposed dams on the river.  The festival’s namesake celebrates achieving Wild & Scenic status in 1999 for 39 miles of the South Yuba River.

 

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Earth Day Offer From BriarPatch Co-Op Community Market

April 9, 2015

Every day is Earth Day at the BriarPatch seafood counter!

BriarPatch-Logo-2010-colorBriarPatch Co-op Community Market is celebrating Earth Day with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and our supporters.  They enjoy 8 years of partnership with FishWise, a sustainable seafood consultancy based in Santa Cruz, to provide sustainability ratings that enable shoppers to support marine conservation through their seafood purchasing decisions.

Since 2008, BriarPatch has used the information provided by FishWise to keep unsustainable seafood out of the store entirely, and offer consumers better choices, with green and yellow labels based on the level of sustainability.

To celebrate Earth Day and their support of SYRCL‘s Wild & Scenic Film Festival since 2011, BriarPatch is offering a special discount coupon for whole Mediterranean Sea Bass, a fish rated as a “Best Choice” for being fished responsibly, with stocks healthy and farmed in an environmentally friendly way. The coupon is valid at BriarPatch in Grass Valley, CA from April 10-24, 2015.

Happy Earth Day!

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Staff Pick – Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a little wooden boat

April 9, 2015

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This week’s pick comes from Stephanie Romanella, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Coordinator. Steph was born and raised in New Jersey. After college and many long road trips out west to hike, bike and explore, she settled into Grass Valley, deciding that Nevada County is where it’s at.

In her free time, Steph enjoys seeing live music, gardening, good food, red wine, hiking with her dogs, and recreating at any river, reservoir or beach in the greater foothills/tahoe/bay area.

582573_4910695959412_912991293_nSteph helped set up many of the logistics for this January’s film festival – things like the website, merchandise, ticketing, venues and sponsors. In between, she was able to enjoy many of the 2015 selections and this one definitely stood out to her while working long hours at the computer.

But viewers beware – it may make you want to quit your day job and head out on an adventure – all in less than 10 minutes! Enjoy!


TwentyEightFeet2Steph’s Pick: Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a little wooden boat

Kevin A Fraser, Melani Wood
(2013, 9 min)

David Welsford has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard!

Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a little wooden boat is currently available in the Wild & Scenic Film Library and is one of our 2015 On Tour Film Selections.

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming On Tour Events!

April 9, 2015

Wild & Scenic heads back to Northern California, with upcoming On Tour events in San Francisco, Rocklin and Grass Valley!

April 18th – San Francisco, CAuniversity_of_the_pacific

Hosting Partner: University of the Pacific

About University of the Pacific: Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success.

Click here for more information about University of the Pacific and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in San Francisco.

 

WildVirginiaApril 18th – Staunton/Harrisonburg, VA

Hosting Partner: Wild Virginia

About Wild Virginia: Wild Virginia is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Virginia’s national forests through education and advocacy.

Click here for more information about Wild Virginia and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Staunton/Harrisonburg.

 

idahoApril 20th – Moscow, ID

Hosting Partner: University of Idaho/Water of the West Program: The Confluence Project with the Palouse Basin Water Summit

About WoW Conflucene ProjectThe WoW Confluence Project strives to develop partnerships between WoW graduate students, K-12 science teachers and students, and community experts to facilitate problem-based, field science investigations around local water resource issues.

Click here to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Moscow.

 

sierracollegeApril 21st & 22nd – Rocklin, CA & Grass Valley, CA

Hosting Partner: Sierra College

About Sierra College: Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.

Click here for more information about Sierra College and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Rocklin or Grass Valley.

 

summitApril 22nd & April 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT & Park City, UT

Hosting Partner: Summit Land Conservancy

About Summit Land ConservancyThe Summit Land Conservancy works in partnership with local landowners to permanently protect the remaining agricultural lands, view sheds, animal habitats, waterways, and range lands in Summit County, Utah.

Click here for more information about Summit Land Conservancy and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Salt Lake City or Park City.

 

sierra miamiApril 22nd – West Chester Township, OH

Hosting Partner: Sierra Club – Miami Group

About Sierra Club Miami GroupThe Sierra Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Click here for more information about Sierra Club Miami Group and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in West Chester Township.

 

rosaApril 22nd – Suffern, NY

Hosting Partner: ROSA 4 Rockland, Save Our Aquifer

About ROSA 4 RocklandROSA’s mission is to represent the interests of area residents in their demand for a safe, legal, sustainable, and well planned land use solution for the Patrick Farm property; a plan that will protect our shared water supply, the environment and the character of the community.

Click here for more information about ROSA 4 Rockland and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Suffern.

 

WWT_LogoApril 23rd – Seattle, WA

Hosting Partner: Washington Water Trust

About Washington Water TrustWashington Water Trust is a neutral, nonregulatory, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving and protecting stream flows and water quality throughout Washington state.

Click here for more information about Washington Water Trust and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Seattle.

 

PrintApril 24th – Oakland, CA

Hosting Partner: Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

About Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment: Rose Foundation’s mission is to support grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health.

Click here for more information about the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Oakland.

 

dc-logo-red2April 24th – Carlisle, PA

Hosting Partner: Dickinson College Outing Club

About Dickinson College Outing Club: At Dickinson College, students are encouraged to be actively engaged with the wider world and challenged to think differently and act boldly. Dickinsonians are guided by a core set of tenets—to be decisive, useful, curious and unafraid to take risks.

Click here for more information about Dickinson College Outing Club and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Carlisle.

 

10242515410April 24th – Exeter, NH

Hosting Partner: Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

About Southeast Land Trust of New HampshireThe mission of the Southeast Land Trust of NH is to protect and sustain the significant lands in our communities for clean water, outdoor recreation, fresh food, wildlife, and healthy forests.

Click here for more information about Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Exeter.

 

science-north-logoApril 24th & April 30th – Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Hosting Partner: Science North

About Science NorthScience North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada.

Click here for more information about Science North and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Sudbury.

 

schiffApril 25th – Mendham, NJ

Hosting Partner: Schiff Nature Preserve

About Schiff Nature PreserveSchiff’s mission is to acquire and preserve open space, serve as a model of environmental and educational stewardship, and improve the ecological value of natural areas using best management practices.

Click here for more information about Schiff Nature Preserve and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Mendham.

 

logo-nature-notaglineApril 26th – Jackson, WY

Hosting Partner: The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming

About The Nature Conservancy in WyomingThe mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Click here for more information about The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Jackson.

 

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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 150 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.

 

 

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WSFF’s Melinda Booth to Speak at Sonoma International Film Fest

March 26, 2015

melbThis weekend, the Sonoma International Film Festival is happening in the heart of California’s wine country, a short trip from Wild & Scenic headquarters here in Nevada City, CA. We’re thrilled that they have invited our own Melinda Booth, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Director, to be a part of their Industry Panel Discussion over the weekend.

The panel is titled The Film Festival Circuit: Market to Market, and will discuss the Festival Circuit as a premier method of creating buzz and awareness for the arthouse film, as well as some of the opportunities available to filmmakers using the Festival Circuit as a publicity and marketing tool. Melinda will join 3 other panelists, Anne Chaisson, Lia Rinaldo and Amanda Salazar for this discussion, which will be moderated by Nancy Collet, founder of Cinema Collet.

The panel is open to all passholders and will take place at the Backlot Tent on the Square, Saturday morning, March 28th from 10 am – 11 am.

If you happen to be down in Sonoma, swing by and say hi!

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Staff Picks – The Story of Place

March 25, 2015

2015-WSFF-Staff Picks Laurel3This week’s recommendation comes from Jess Swigonski, Wild & Scenic Filmmaker Liaison. As Filmmaker Liaison, Jess feels honored to have had the opportunity to work with a group of truly remarkable filmmakers and activists, community members and staff to help oversee the successful screenings of Jessawe-inspiring films. After this January’s Festival, Jess began helping the Wild & Scenic On Tour team expand and reach an even larger audience as the On Tour Marketing Assistant. As a recent Pennsylvania transplant, the epic landscapes out west have yet to cease to amaze Jess, so she tries to get out and explore it as often as she can. Other than that, you can most definitely find her busting moves on various dance floors around Nevada City, reveling in the time she gets to spend with the amazing humans and sunshine in California, and sitting on her stoop.

photo-2Jess’s Pick: The Story of Place 

Sinuhe Xavier, Justin Clifton
(2014, 8 min)

Deep into the unprotected territory of Southeastern Utah, author Craig Childs alongside Ace Kvale and Jim Enote narrate the story of this grand landscape, how it has shaped each and every one of us, and the threats this wild landscape is currently facing. This powerful short illustrates why it is so crucial to protect not only our natural resources but also the cultural resources that thread their way through human history on Earth. Through the striking imagery and poetic spoken word presented in this film, it is impossible not to be awe-struck at the beauty of the wilderness that surrounds us, sometimes hidden but always a part of our common heritage. The cross section of land and human hangs delicately in a balance; where there is potential to live in harmony, there also lies a potential to exploit. We are asked “What is this place worth in oil? Where do we want to steer our civilization? What do we want left when we’re done?”  When standing upon land celebrated by our ancestors and land ultimately to be inherited by our children, what do we want our legacy to be? The Story of Place is a beautifully woven tale that encourages us to consider our relationship with wilderness and why these places are worth protecting.

The Story of Place is currently available in the Wild & Scenic Film Library and is one of our 2015 On Tour Film Selections.

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming On Tour Events!

March 24, 2015

TCWN_Logo_Final-2.jpg-e1400870980152April 2nd – Knoxville, TN

Hosting Partner: Tennessee Clean Water Network

About Tennessee Clean Water Network: TCWN empowers Tennesseans to exercise their right to clean water and healthy communities by fostering civic engagement, building partnerships and advancing and when necessary, enforcing water policy for a sustainable future.

Click here for more information about the Tennessee Clean Water Network and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Knoxville.

 

LoxahatcheeRiver-bigApril 10th – Jupiter, FL

Hosting Partner: Loxahatchee River Historical Society

About Loxahatchee River Historical Society: Loxahatchee River Historical Society focuses on eco-tourism, adventure and water sports, news, history, events and activities that revolve around their waterfront and natural areas — with a special emphasis on the Loxahatchee River.

Click here for more information about Loxahatchee River Historical Society and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Jupiter.

 

nwApril 10th – Palatine, IL

Hosting Partner: NW Cook County Group of the Sierra Club

About NW Cook County Group of the Sierra ClubNW Cook County Group of the Sierra Club is an all-volunteer group of caring people who enjoy getting outdoors, learning about how to care for our fragile world, and influencing behavior change through our actions, effective communication, and advancing positive environmental policies and practices.

Click here for more information about the NW Cook County Group of the Sierra Club and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Palatine.

 

gcwApril 11th – Flagstaff, AZ

Hosting Partner: Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project

About Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project: The Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project is dedicated to bringing back wolves and restoring ecological health in the Grand Canyon region.

Click here for more information about Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Flagstaff.

 

Couderay Waters Land Trust logo 2013April 11th – Hayward, WI

Hosting Partner: Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust

About Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust: Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust (CWRLT) is a nonprofit land conservation organization that works with landowners in northwestern Wisconsin to protect and preserve the natural resources of their property.

Click here for more information about Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Hayward.

 

WildVirginiaApril 11th – Staunton/Harrisonburg, VA

Hosting Partner: Wild Virginia

About Wild Virginia: Wild Virginia is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Virginia’s national forests through education and advocacy.

Click here for more information about Wild Virginia and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Staunton/Harrisonburg.

 

ct scApril 11th – Hartford, CT

Hosting Partner: Connecticut Sierra Club

About Connecticut Sierra Club: The Club is America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.

Click here for more information about the Connecticut Sierra Club and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Hartford.

 

rappahanockApril 12 – Culpeper, VA

Hosting Partner: Friends of the Rappahannock

About Friends of the Rappahannock: Friends of the Rappahannock’s mission is to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.

Click here for more information about the Friends of the Rappahannock and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Culpeper.

 

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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 150 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.

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