Posted on April 18, 2018
April 20th – Huntington, MA
Hosting Partner: Westfield River Watershed Association
About Westfield River Watershed Association: Over 78 miles of the Westfield River’s headwater tributaries and three major branches are designated as a National Wild & Scenic River. We work in partnership with local communities, municipal officials, conservation organizations and federal and state agencies to manage the river and maintain the health of the entire watershed for nearby and downstream communities.
April 20th – Truckee, CA
Hosting Partner: Mountain Area Preservation
About Mountain Area Preservation: The goals of Mountain Area Preservation are to preserve and protect open space in the Truckee-Tahoe region through collaboration, education and stewardship for future generations, sustain the authentic mountain character of the Truckee-Tahoe region, by protecting the diversity of the environment, culture, and economy as well as advocate for responsible land use decisions and smart growth in the Truckee region.
April 20th – Exeter, NH
Hosting Partner: Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
About Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire: In 2013, the Southeast Land Trust embarked on a comprehensive planning process to explore and evaluate our region, our work, and our vision for the future. Our goal was to ensure our work remains relevant to the people and communities we serve by re-envisioning the role of a land trust in these changing times. Our new vision is a simple statement of the relationship of people, community, and nature: Conserved lands in every community, sustaining people and nature.
April 21st – Elizabethtown, KY
Hosting Partner: Greenspace
About Greenspace: In 1970, a national award-winning flood control project was completed by the City of Elizabethtown and the Hardin County Soil conservation Service. It created the opportunity for a twenty-mile linear park system to follow along with the natural riparian streams through and around the City. Under the guidance of the City Planner, volunteers completed a feasibility study and prepared a Greenbelt Plan. It was adopted by the City.
In 1974, Greenspace, Inc. was formed to work with the City, and to apply for grants to develop the Greenbelt Trail System. Local groups built the first trail section along the east side of Freeman Lake. In 1975, the City adopted historical names for parks, trails and streams as prepared for Greenspace by a local historian.
April 21st – Marysville, CA
Hosting Partner: Harmony Health
About Harmony Health: At Harmony Health, our mission is to serve as a community-centered provider of services and to improve the health, education and economic opportunities for individuals and families. A non-profit organization with countless resources and services, we provide a holistic approach to creating happy, healthy families in our community.
What makes Harmony Health unique is our wide range of human services. Our full-service family practice medical clinic provides treatment for acute illness and cradle to the grave primary care. Our medical clinic provides prenatal care and is the only Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program in Yuba County. Let our Registered Dietician, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Midwives, RN and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants, guide you through the most important months of your life – those leading up to the birth of your child.
April 21st – Palm Desert, CA
Hosting Partner: Rivers & Lands Conservancy
About Rivers & Lands Conservancy: Originally founded as Riverside Land Conservancy, Rivers & Lands Conservancy is a private nonprofit corporation, formed in 1989 to protect southern California landscapes that provide habitat and open space for wildlife and people for all future generations. During our 28-year history, Riverside Land Conservancy has been instrumental in acquiring and preserving over 12,000 acres of open space valued at over $82 Million. Many of these lands have been transferred to other conservation organizations such as the Bureau of Land Management, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority.
April 21st – John Day, OR
Hosting Partner: Blue Mountain Land Trust
About Blue Mountain Land Trust: In 1999, a group of visionary local leaders took action to preserve fish and wildlife habitat, forests, grasslands and agricultural land in the Blue Mountain region. They were concerned about residential development sprawl, commercial encroachment, and natural resource degradation. To meet these threats, they created the Blue Mountain Land Trust. Our mission is to protect the scenic, natural, and working lands that characterize the Blue Mountains region through collaboration with communities and landowners.
April 22nd – Berkeley, CA
Hosting Partner: Berkeley Earth Day
About Berkeley Earth Day: Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. Get inspired and connect with eco-minded comrades and learn how you can further reduce your impact on the planet and have fun doing it! This event features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Nosh at the delicious veggie food court and hear educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, enjoy uplifting music, and more! Compassionate Living, a non-profit organization based in the Bay Area, is proud to be the sponsor of this event.
April 22nd – Red Wing, MN
Hosting Partner: Red Wing Environmental Learning Center
About Red Wing Environmental Learning Center: The Red Wing ELC was started in 1970 by Red Wing community members including Marge Vogel, a local conservationist, Bruce Ause, an outdoor education instructor, and Dan Mjolsness, the superintendent of the Red Wing School district. These Red Wing citizens recognized the various natural resources that Red Wing has including the bluffs for hiking and rock climbing; small creeks and the Mississippi River for exploration, canoeing, and kayaking; the marshes of the Cannon Bottoms for winter camping and cross-country skiing; and the Cannon Valley Trail for biking. The ELC also sends its students on adventures beyond southeastern Minnesota: canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, rock climbing on the North Shore of Lake Superior, backpacking in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, sea kayaking around the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, white water rafting in the Grand Canyon, and climbing on Mount Rainier.
April 22nd – Staunton, VA
April 25th – Charlottesville, VA
May 4th – Harrisonburg, VA
Hosting Partner: Wild Virginia
About Wild Virginia: Founded in 1996 by Eric Nielsen, a forest ecology graduate student at the University of Virginia, as the Shenandoah Ecosystems Defense Group (SEDG), the organization has always been rooted in public lands forest protection through volunteer action. In 2003, the SEDG Board of Directors voted to change the name to Wild Virginia. If you’ve known us as SEDG, fear not, we work on the same issues with the same heart and commitment. We feel the new name helps to convey our mission in a proactive and positive way. Over the course of nearly twenty years, Wild Virginia has emerged as a leading advocate for forest protection in Virginia.
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April 22nd – Suffern, NY
Hosting Partner: Rosa 4 Rockland
About Rosa 4 Rockland: ROSA is a nonprofit organization comprised of informed and engaged citizens who are represented by environmental, engineering and legal experts. ROSA represents the interests of area residents relying upon donations to support its outreach and legal efforts toward the protection of our shared water supply, the environment, and aspects of community character such as population density, viewshed protection, traffic flow, road safety, property values, and historic preservation.
April 26th – Spokane, WA
Hosting Partner: Spokane Riverkeeper
About Spokane Riverkeeper: Spokane Riverkeeper exists to ensure equitable access to the resources and natural beauty of the Spokane River…and to restore and preserve the river for future generations of our community. We believe that the river is such a cherished asset to all citizens of this community, that equitable use is a matter of justice. And this is why Spokane Riverkeeper is a priority program of the Center for Justice. Our goal is for a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Spokane Riverkeeper is a vigilant guardian and advocate for the Spokane River and its watershed. We work for the restoration and conservation of the river’s ecological health and aesthetic integrity. As a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance movement, Riverkeeper’s first priority is to defend the river against pollution and polluters.
April 26th – Franklin, TN
Hosting Partner: Harpeth Conservancy
About Harpeth Conservancy: In 1999, the Harpeth River Watershed Association was founded. For more than 18 years, the Harpeth Conservancy has worked to monitor, restore and protect the State Scenic Harpeth River and its tributaries. In June 2017, Harpeth River Watershed Association changed its name to the Harpeth Conservancy. This name change, which is effective immediately, is part of the larger rebranding of the organization which involved the Board, Advisory Board, staff and other key stakeholders. This rebranding included articulation of a new vision, mission statement, and graphic identity.
April 26th – Lacey, WA
Hosting Partner: Saint Martin’s University Biology Club
About Saint Martin’s University: The university and that of its founder, Saint Martin’s Abbey, sits on 300 acres of peaceful woodlands, meadows and meandering trails. The site was selected in 1893 by Abbot Bernard Locnikar, O.S.B., of Minnesota’s Saint John’s Abbey, Saint Martin’s Abbey’s mother house. At an April 21, 1894, public auction, the parcel that would become the Saint Martin’s campus was purchased for $6,920. Work began on Saint Martin’s first building in January 1895, and by late summer, a four-story structure housing both the school and a monastery were completed.
April 26th – Chico, CA
Hosting Partner: CSU Chico – Center for Water and the Environment
About CSU Chico – Center for Water and the Environment: CWE is a hub for research and education activities related to water and environment. The faculty, staff, and students affiliated with CWE have common interests in water and the environment drawn from diverse fields including agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, geological sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics.
April 26th – Washington, DC
Hosting Partner: Rock Creek Conservancy
About Rock Creek Conservancy: Rock Creek Conservancy is the only organization dedicated solely to Rock Creek and its parks. The creek meanders 33 miles through the Washington metropolitan area, crossing federal lands as well as district, city, county, and state boundaries. Although parkland borders much of the creek, the surrounding development threatens the health and beauty of these natural areas. Rock Creek Conservancy is uniquely positioned to foster outreach, education, and efforts to overcome threats to Rock Creek.
April 27th – Silver City, NM
Hosting Partner: Gila Conservation Coalition
About Gila Conservation Coalition: Organized in 1984 to protect the free flow of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and the wilderness characteristics of the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness areas, the Gila Conservation Coalition (GCC) is a partnership of local environmental and conservation groups and concerned individuals that promote conservation of the Upper Gila River Basin and surrounding lands. The GCC was instrumental in stopping the Hooker and Conner Dam proposals in the 1980s. The group also achieved protection of the East Fork of the Gila River from road building and partial closure of the wild San Francisco River to ORV use.
April 27th – La Grande, OR
Hosting Partner: Blue Mountains Conservancy
About Blue Mountains Conservancy: Preservation of open space and permanent protection of open lands from development has become a priority that unites both traditional conservationists and family farmers and ranchers. The Blue Mountains Conservancy is dedicated to supporting landowners in Northeast Oregon wishing to protect their lands from unwanted development and protect critical wildlife habitat. We can assist landowners with placing conservation easements on working or natural lands, including farm, ranch and forestlands. Blue Mountains Conservancy was founded by a dedicated group of volunteers who came together initially in support of two projects, to build a foundation to ensure perpetual stewardship of the End Creek wetland, and to help facilitate a solution with Union County that would transfer 3,700 acres of privately owned industrial timberland to public ownership and guarantee public access in perpetuity (MERA).
April 27th – Exeter, NH
Hosting Partner: Phillips Exeter Academy
About Phillips Exeter Academy: Now a co-educational residential school with more than 1,000 high school students from the U.S. and 33 foreign countries, Exeter has a centuries-old tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to empowering Exonians to find their place in the world.
We are a community that celebrates curiosity and cultivates potential. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 5:1, more than 450 courses in 18 subject areas, and the opportunity to study on five continents, Exeter provides unparalleled opportunities for discovery and exploration, of both self and subject matter.
April 30th – Olympic Valley, CA
Hosting Partner: River Network
About River Network: Our strength lies in connecting river and water champions around the country with each other and to solutions that work, empowering them to make a difference, and expanding their influence. We are the only national organization that serves this specific role related to clean water, ample water, and strong champions. We offer river and water champions one-on-one mentoring and consulting, trainings, conferences and events to strengthen their efforts; convene river and watershed groups for greater impact at larger scales (system, state, regional, national); and increase the implementation of practical water management solutions. Our staff includes scientists, water management and policy experts, lawyers, and others who have a passion for helping rivers and people.
May 2nd – Manhattan, KS
May 3rd – Overland Park, KS
May 4th – Lawrence, KS
Hosting Partner: Friends of the KAW
About Friends of the KAW: In 2001 Friends of the Kaw became a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international water protection organization of over 300 Waterkeeper organizations in 34 countries protecting waterways around the world. As part of that membership, we were charged with hiring a non-governmental public advocate who would serve as the eyes, ears and voice of the Kansas River – the Kansas Riverkeeper. The Riverkeeper advocates for the river by acting as leader, scientist, educator, spokesperson and investigator. Our Kansas Riverkeeper is Dawn Buehler. Dawn has a bachelor’s degree in both Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Business and has worked as a conservationist, accountant and a farmer.
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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 Theresa at (530) 265-5961 x 204 or via email.