Posted on October 5, 2017
October 12th – Mason, TX
Hosting Partner: Hill Country Alliance
About Hill Country Alliance: The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together an ever-expanding alliance of groups throughout a multi-county region of Central Texas with the long-term objective of preserving open spaces, water supply, water quality and the unique character of the Texas Hill Country. The Hill Country Alliance is dedicated to ensuring for future generations an opportunity to enjoy the unique features of the Hill Country region, including the countless spring-fed streams, its multi-ethnic and agricultural heritage, and spectacular scenic beauty.
October 13th – Peoria, IL Hosting Partner: Prairie Rivers Network
About Prairie Rivers Network: Prairie Rivers Network champions clean, healthy rivers and lakes and safe drinking water to benefit the people and wildlife of Illinois. Drawing upon sound science and working cooperatively with others we advocate public policies and cultural values that sustain the ecological health and biological diversity of water resources and aquatic ecosystems. Our work is guided by a vision of healthy “waterways,” a term that, for us, includes not only water flows and aquatic life but lands adjacent to or otherwise closely connected with rivers, streams, lakes, and other water bodies. Waterways supply valuable resources for people and essential habitat for other animals and plants.
October 14th – Chattanooga, TN
Hosting Partner: Reflections Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
About Reflections Riding Arboretum & Nature Center: Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center celebrates conservation, biodiversity, recreation, and education by creating opportunities to play, learn, dream and discover. Created as a public park by John and Margaret Chambliss in the 1950’s, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center was dedicated to the study and conservation of native plant life. Designed in the picturesque style by renowned landscape architect Thomas Kane, the park is meant to enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. It features over twelve miles of walking trails as well as a 3.4-mile loop drive intended to capture a sequence of views throughout the property. 317 acres stretch for a mile along Lookout Creek, then rise slowly through pastures and meadows up the forested western slopes of Lookout Mountain.
October 20th – Cincinnati, OH
Hosting Partner: Ohio River Foundation
About Ohio River Foundation: Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 by a group of citizens concerned about the Ohio River, and the need for increased citizen response to the degradation of this valuable natural resource. ORF’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its tributaries for the health and enjoyment of present and future generations. ORF has grown to offer programs in education and stewardship that reach thousands of schoolchildren each year and touch the lives of thousands more citizens by protecting water quality and improving quality of life.
October 20th – Colorado Springs, CO
Hosting Partner: UCCS – Student Outdoor Learning Experience
About UC Colorado Springs S.O.L.E.: The Student Outdoor Learning Experience (S.O.L.E.) program seeks to provide the university community with safe, educational and fun outdoor recreation opportunities. Each semester S.O.L.E. offers a variety of outdoor adventure trips and educational clinics for all experiences and skill levels. The S.O.L.E. Center, located in the Recreation & Wellness Center, operates a free bike and ski workshop, bouldering wall, outdoor equipment rental and Bike Share. S.O.L.E. strives to be a resource for the campus community for all outdoor excursions by providing trip planning support and access to the S.O.L.E. resource library.
About Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group: The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group (SFEG) was formed in 1990 to involve our communities in habitat restoration and watershed stewardship in order to enhance salmon populations. As a nonprofit and non-governmental organization, SFEG has unique cooperative relationships with local landowners, conservation groups, government agencies, and tribes. Through the hard work of our volunteers and professional restoration staff, we have been recognized as a local leader in salmon restoration. As one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups in Washington State, we are part of a coordinated effort to educate and involve the public in salmon enhancement activities across the state at the community level.
October 20th – Klamath Falls, OR
Hosting Partner: Trout Unlimited
Blue Trout Unlimited: BToday TU is a national organization with about 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
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 Theresa at (530) 265-5961 x 204 or via email.