Posted on August 23, 2018
August 30th – Houston, TX
Hosting Partner: Bayou Land Conservancy
About Bayou Land Conservancy: Bayou Land Conservancy is the Houston region’s leading conservation easement holder, protecting nearly 12,500 acres of land in the surrounding area. We are proud to be one of the most successful land conservation organizations in the state of Texas. Our name correctly denotes the work we’ve been doing for 20 years – keeping the land-water connection as our primary motivator for lands we protect, with all conservation easement holdings containing tributaries running adjacent and/or through the lands we help public and private landowners protect.
August 30th – Lexington, KY
Hosting Partner: Kentucky Conservation Committee
About the Kentucky Conservation Committee: The Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC) is a collaborative of individuals and organizations working for a healthy environment and strong protections of Kentucky’s natural resources and places. We find resolute support from Kentucky’s voters for these goals and we encourage legislators to enact environmentally responsible policies. KCC works to make sound environmental stewardship a priority for elected officials and voters. Founded in 1975, KCC supports conservation and sustainable environmental policies, and holds elected officials accountable for the decisions they make affecting our resources and our air and water quality.
September 6th – Pittsboro, NC
Hosting Partner: Haw River Assembly
About Haw River Assembly: The Haw River Assembly started back in 1982 and we’ve been going strong ever since! We have over a thousand members and volunteers that live in the 8 counties that are part of our watershed. We are a leading advocacy voice for clean water and stronger protections for the Haw River and Jordan Lake and the tributaries that feed them. Volunteers help us put on an annual river program for 4th graders, take part in our stream monitoring project, clean up trash from our streams and much more. Our Haw Riverkeeper leads the fight against industrial contaminants, sediment and nutrient pollution in our waters, and the new threat to Alamance and Rockingham counties by the proposed MVP Southgate pipeline. We won’t back down in our work for clean water, and we hope you will join us!
September 7th- Mineral Point, WI
Hosting Partner: Trinity Episcopal Church
About Trinity Episcopal Church: Trinity is considered a perfect gem of Gothic revival architecture, and is reputedly the oldest church building in Wisconsin in continuous use. The handmade pews were installed in 1851, and the present altar and credence table, both made of native walnut, were installed in 1865. The eagle lectern, hand-carved from a single piece of oak, was installed in 1914. Rooted in our Christian tradition of joyful worship, song, and prayer, we are committed to supporting and promoting a journey of spiritual growth that will serve the people of Trinity, the larger community, and the world.
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.