Posted on March 22, 2018
March 23rd – Pittsfield, MA
Hosting Partner: Westfield River Watershed Association
About Westfield River Watershed Association: The Westfield River drains the eastern slopes of the Berkshire Hills of southwestern Massachusetts, then joins the Connecticut River in Agawam. WRWA was established in 1953 to protect and improve the natural resources of the Watershed, as well as to expand recreational and other land use opportunities for people’s enjoyment and for sound ecology.
March 24th – Warsaw, VA
Hosting Partner: Friends of the Rappahannock
About Friends of the Rappahannock: Friends of the Rappahannock’s mission is to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River, and envisions the following: A Rappahannock River… that is clean and safe for fish consumption and recreation from its Headwaters to its confluence with the Chesapeake. A Rappahannock River… that supports a healthy and diverse aquatic ecosystem, with submerged grasses, oysters, crabs and other species returned to their historic levels and productivity. A Rappahannock River Watershed… where land use and runoff is managed to protect and enhance our riparian habitats, downstream waters, scenic viewsheds and historical resources. A Rappahannock River Community… where the citizens and local governments are educated about river stewardship, where they take a sense of personal stewardship over the river resource, and where they take action in their own backyards and communities to protect it.
March 27th – Plymouth, NH
Hosting Partner: Plymouth State University
About Plymouth State University: Plymouth State University’s efforts on sustainability are anchored in a commitment to educate students about a sustainable lifestyle, to study and care for the environment, and to promote sustainability to the campus community and the world beyond. Sustainability efforts are evident throughout campus: in a program that integrates sustainability across the curriculum, in residential life, and in dining services. For over 25 years, Common Ground, a student environmental and social justice organization, has been focusing on environmental issues through events and service projects.
March 28th – Concord, MA
Hosting Partner: OARS
About OARS: Our mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and recreational features of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers, their tributaries and watersheds. OARS aims to raise awareness of the natural beauty of the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers, their habitat values and their importance to the watershed communities, as well as bring attention to the problems that affect the rivers. Learn more about OARS’ education programs and visit our Events page.
March 30th – San Francisco, CA
Hosting Partner: South Yuba River Citizens League
About South Yuba River Citizens League: 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.
March 30th – Concord, NH
Hosting Partner: New Hampshire Rivers Council
About New Hampshire Rivers Council: The Rivers Council grew out of the New Hampshire Rivers Campaign, a group of concerned citizens and conservation organizations that united in 1985 to create a voice for the protection of New Hampshire rivers. The Campaign helped establish the state’s Rivers Management and Protection Program in 1989. The Campaign also helped shepherd river nominations into the new state protection program and helped establish river corridor protections under the state’s Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act. In 1992, the participants in the campaign recognized the need for a permanent, ongoing voice for river protection in the state, and formed the New Hampshire Rivers Council.
March 31st – Fredericksburg, VA
Hosting Partner: Friends of the Rappahannock
About Friends of the Rappahannock: To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River. About Friends of the Rappahannock: A Rappahannock River… that is clean and safe for fish consumption and recreation from its Headwaters to its confluence with the Chesapeake. A Rappahannock River… that supports a healthy and diverse aquatic ecosystem, with submerged grasses, oysters, crabs and other species returned to their historic levels and productivity. A Rappahannock River Watershed… where land use and runoff is managed to protect and enhance our riparian habitats, downstream waters, scenic viewsheds and historical resources. A Rappahannock River Community… where the citizens and local governments are educated about river stewardship, where they take a sense of personal stewardship over the river resource, and where they take action in their own backyards and communities to protect it.
March 31st – Stateline, NV
Hosting Partner: Sierra Nevada Alliance
About Sierra Nevada Alliance: Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife, and communities. Our mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. We provide resources and networking opportunities to regional conservation groups, implement the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program, and advocate on behalf of “The Range of Light.”
April 6th – Burlington, VT
Hosting Partner: Vermont Natural Resources Council
About Vermont Natural Resources Council: For more than fifty years, VNRC has been Vermont’s leader in protecting and restoring our natural resources and communities. By building coalitions, working together, and offering common sense solutions, VNRC has set the standard for an approach to environmental protection that endures. From the State House to your town hall, VNRC keeps Vermonters informed on the environmental issues that you and your family care most about. We have a constant presence in the Vermont State House to promote a vision of a Vermont that is healthy and sustainable. We empower our members to take action when the voice of concerned citizens is needed to make a difference.
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.