Posted on October 20, 2017
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.
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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
About Trout Unlimited: Today 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.
October 28th – Meadville, PA
Hosting Partner: Allegheny College – Students for Environmental Action
Allegheny College – Students for Environmental Action: SEA engages student’s issues around environmental justice. Discussions include current issues about climate change, hydro-fracking, divestment from fossil fuels etc… In the past members have participated in the Climate March, PowerShift (a conference for college students interested in environmental justice) and attended Divestment workshops. SEA aims to both educate and engage the greater community in environmental justice issues both locally and nationally.
About Sierra Club – Lake Group.: Representing more than 400 Sierra Club members living in Lake County, California, Lake Group is the smallest of the six Groups in Redwood Chapter. We work to preserve our wild heritage, to protect and restore Clear Lake and its watershed, and to promote smart growth, sustainable practices, and environmentally friendly development. We take advantage of every opportunity to engage with the public by participating in events such as Earth Day and Power to the Youth, and collaborate regularly with other local non-profit organizations and government agencies to build trails, protect Clear Lake against invasive species, support our state parks, promote a thriving local food network, and support other activities designed to raise environmental awareness and build a constituency for nature.
November 2nd – Lake Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Hosting Partner: Lake Coeur d’ Alene Waterkeeper
About Lake Coeur d’ Alene Waterkeeper: The Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper program is an on-the-water advocate working to ensure that the Lake is swimmable, fishable and drinkable! As your Waterkeeper, we work to protect against threats to the public’s water resources in the Coeur d’Alene Lake watershed through enforcement, community action, education, restoration, and advocacy. Scientists report that declining oxygen levels may threaten the health and safety of Lake Coeur d’Alene. More than 75 million metric tons of toxic heavy metals (lead, cadmium, zinc, arsenic, antimony, copper and mercury) have been washing downstream from historic mining operations in the Upper Basin. Reduced oxygen levels increase the threat that these toxic metals, which are resting at the bottom of the lake, will become re-suspended in the water.
November 2nd – Dillon, MT
Hosting Partner: Southwest Montana Arts Council
About Southwest Montana Arts Council: The Southwest Montana Arts Council is a driving force advocating the visual and performing arts in the greater community where we live. Our goal is to enlarge the place of the arts in the daily lives of citizens and help identify this community as one known for supporting excellence, creativity, and diversity in arts programming. The Southwest Montana Arts Council is a grassroots effort established in 1994 serving Beaverhead and Madison counties in Southwest Montana. The scope of our programming is broad and diverse, extending through all four seasons of the year.
November 3rd – Montgomery, AL
Hosting Partner: Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Environmental Council
About Alabama Rivers Alliance: Alabama has more thanmiles of streams and rivers with more types of plants and animals living in them than any other state in the nation. However, we also have one of the highest extinction rates in North America, many of which are species that live in our rivers. Alabama’s precious water resources currently face many threats. From improper enforcement of environmental regulations to the lack of planning and policy to ensure sustainable water for the future, our community is tasked with protecting the waters of the state for the health of the people and the life therein, or else we risk losing natural treasures that we can never retrieve.
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.