Posted on July 26, 2018
July 27th & 28th – Columbus, GA
Hosting Partner: Trees Columbus
About Trees Columbus: The Trees Columbus mission is to PLANT, PRESERVE and PROTECT trees. Healthy trees, the urban landscape and community tree canopy increase property values, clean our air and water and improve quality of life. Trees have a tremendous impact on our emotional well-being as well as the local economy. Our legacy tree canopy has been cut in half, with most of this loss coming from the last thirty years. Trees Columbus volunteers PLANT thousands of trees throughout our community. Our education programs PRESERVE tree canopy for generations to come. We also PROTECT trees through state and local advocacy.
July 28th – Ellsworth, ME
Hosting Partner: Downeast Salmon Federation
About Downeast Salmon Federation: Downeast Salmon Federation’s mission is to conserve wild Atlantic salmon, other sea-run fish, and their habitats, restore a viable recreational salmon fishery, and protect other important river, scenic, recreational, and ecological resources in eastern Maine. Downeast Salmon Federation serves as a hub, leader and catalyst engaging local communities with an array of partners and allies on three fronts: Replenishing Stocks, Protecting and Restoring Habitat, and Strengthening Stewardship.
August 1st – Nevada City, CA
Hosting Partner: South Yuba River Citizen’s League
About the South Yuba River Citizen’s League: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a program of the South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL). SYRCL is the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed. With over 34 years of achievements, 3,500 members and 1,300 active volunteers, SYRCL is doing great things for the Yuba watershed. We are working to restore wild salmon to their native waters. We are replanting the banks of the Goldfields with trees. We are inspiring activism across the globe with our environmental film festival. Together, we are extending our powerful coalition from the Sierra to the sea.
August 4th- Cool, CA
Hosting Partner: Friends of the River
About Friends of the River: Friends of the River is dedicated to preserving and restoring California’s rivers, streams, and their watersheds as well as advocating for sustainable water management. Friends of the River is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems and is the most effective grassroots organization working on behalf of rivers. We have led successful campaigns for the permanent protection of many outstanding California rivers and streams – including the Kings, Kern, Merced, Tuolumne, upper Klamath, West Walker, East Carson, Sisquoc, and Big Sur Rivers, as well as Sespe Creek and Cache Creek.
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.