Posted on July 12, 2018
An outdoor film screening in a beautiful setting to inspire awe and wonder of our planet? Sign us up!
SYRCL is thrilled to co-present a Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour event with local staple North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center (NCSCC). Located just north of Nevada City and near the South Yuba River, NCSCC is an idyllic location to connect to the landscape and to community. On August 23rd, join us for ten inspiring films, delicious food, drinks, and a raffle for the chance to win amazing merchandise. This outdoor screening will be an excellent way to spend the evening.
The doors to NCSCC open at 7:30 pm – and you’ll want to be there when they do. Mingle, enjoy libations, and learn more about SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League) and how the proceeds from the event will fund river conservation efforts. You can also discover Wild & Scenic’s National Partners and the work they’re doing to preserve and restore the environment. Meet community members that are actively making a difference here in Nevada County.
The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center gives the rural San Juan Ridge community a local place to meet, to share its creativity, and to participate in a wide variety of enriching activities. Located 20 miles north of Nevada City, the Schoolhouse was built by the mining community in 1875, and has a long tradition of serving the community as a school and public meeting hall. This event will benefit both SYRCL and NCSCC.
Click here for more details about the event and films! We hope to see you there.
Header image: “Don’t Mine Our Water” by the San Juan Ridge Tapestry Project, which was featured in the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition. Artist statement: “This tapestry is designed to illustrate one of the longest efforts by the Ridge, the campaign led by the San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association to prevent the reopening of a gold mine. During one brief reopening of the mine, millions of gallons of water were removed under the mine site, causing the failure of many homestead wells, including the well for the local school.”