Posted on March 8, 2018
About Greater Arkansas River Nature Center: GARNA’s activities take place in Chaffee, Fremont, and Lake Counties and in the San Luis Valley. Since 1996, GARNA has been assisting the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (including the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area), counties and local municipalities to accomplish specific projects. GARNA provides services to the public including the Youth Ecological Literacy Program serving over 900 students a year, organizing public programs and field trips, providing interpretive information throughout the region and publishing and selling local guidebooks and history titles.
March 10th – Sierra Madre, CA
Hosting Partner: Mono Lake Committee
About Mono Lake Committee: The Mono Lake Committee is a non-profit citizens’ group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.
March 10th – Great Barrington, 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 10th – Louisville, KY
Hosting Partner: Kentucky Waterways Alliance
About Kentucky Waterways Alliance: It all began in Georgetown, Kentucky in April of 1991 when the first meeting was held with over 80 representatives from government, industry, community organizations and individuals from across the state to discuss issues facing Kentucky’s streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands. Sponsored by the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission, this meeting was the first of many where participants discussed strategies for dealing with those issues. The importance of networking and having strong lines of communication among groups working to protect streams was listed as a high priority.
March 12th – Jay, VT
Hosting Partner: Upper Missiquoi & Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee
About Upper Missiquoi & Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee: In December 2014, Vermont joined the prestigious network of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System when a congressional action designated 46.1 miles of the Upper Missisquoi River and the Trout River as Wild & Scenic. These beautiful rivers now join other celebrated rivers in 40 U.S. states and commonwealths; these 208 designated rivers are preserved and safeguarded for their remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, and cultural values.
March 14th – Richmond, VA
Hosting Partner: Virginia Commonwealth University
About Virginia Commonwealth University: Our students are the center of our mission and the spirit of our institution. We are now in the midst of our $750 million Make It Real comprehensive capital campaign. This campaign reaffirms — and catalyzes — our commitments to student success, innovation and entrepreneurship, clinical care and enriching our community.
March 15th – Aspen, CO
Hosting Partner: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
About Aspen Center for Environmental Studies: In chaos theory, the “butterfly effect” is described as a “sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.” More simply stated, small causes can have large effects. Concepts like this drive ACES’ work to make the world a better place because each of ACES 125,000 annual environmental science education contacts with kids and adults can have a big impact on society.
March 17th – Auburn, CA
Hosting Partner: Protect American River Canyon
About Protect American River Canyon: PARC, founded in 1972 to oppose the proposed Auburn Dam, is active in the local community. PARC remains vigilant to any efforts to re-start the Auburn Dam project and is a member of the American River Coalition. Together we collaborate to educate elected officials, agencies and the public about the benefits of protecting the natural, scenic and recreational resources of the American River watershed. PARC supports California Wild & Scenic River designation for 16 miles of the North Fork from Upper Lake Clementine to Mineral Bar, and produced a short film, “The Wild and Scenic North Fork American” which was a selection at the SYRCL 2014 Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City. It is available on DVD and online.
March 21st – Madison, WI
Hosting Partner: River Alliance of Wisconsin
About River Alliance of Wisconsin: Celebrating 25 years of empowering people to protect and restore Wisconsin’s waters. Membership includes over 2,000 individuals and businesses and more than 80 local watershed groups. Our core principles are as follows:
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.