Posted on February 15, 2018
February 17th – Columbus, GA
Hosting Partner: Trees Columbus Inc.
About Trees Columbus Inc.: Trees Columbus is an environmental non-profit organization founded in 2000. Since then, we have led the effort to protect Columbus’ urban tree canopy. We have since planted over 13,000 trees, enacted forestry educational programs & engaged Columbus residents with tree walks & fun events. The Trees Columbus mission is to PLANT, PRESERVE and PROTECT trees. 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.
February 17th & 18th – Munich, Germany
Hosting Partner: Grune Liga
About Grune Liga: The Green League was founded on 18 November 1989 as a “network of ecological movements”. The roots of the organization lie in the German Democratic Republic state’s sometimes fiercely opposed church environmental movement in the GDR and the state-tolerated and channeled ecology groups in the GDR cultural alliance. The original idea of the league is as far as possible to connect all East German environmental groups. Today, the Green League is represented to varying degrees in the five new federal states and Berlin.
February 22nd – Bozeman, MT
Hosting Partner: Gallatin Wildlife Association
About Gallatin Wildlife Association: The Gallatin Wildlife Association (GWA) is a local, all-volunteer wildlife conservation organization which is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat in Southwest Montana. We are a non-profit 501-c (3) organization which has been in existence since 1976 representing hunters, anglers, and other wildlife advocates with the mission to protect habitat and conserve fish and wildlife populations on a sustainable basis for our children and future generations. GWA believes in the ethics of fair chase public hunting and fishing opportunities for all. We support the Montana constitution which states: “the opportunity to harvest wild game is a heritage that shall forever be preserved” and that “the legislature shall provide adequate remedies to prevent unreasonable depletion of natural resources.”
February 22nd – Glenwood Springs, CO
February 23rd – Rifle, CO
Hosting Partner: Middle Colorado Watershed Council
About Middle Colorado Watershed Council: In September of 2009 twenty-six people representing twenty-three groups were convened by the Colorado River District, Colorado State University Extension, Colorado Watershed Assembly, and the Sonoran Institute to explore opportunities for collaboration in the Middle Colorado River watershed. The initial stakeholder group identified the benefits of collaboration, issues and concerns, potential activities, and important stakeholders to involve long-term. Volunteers from the Stakeholder Group created a Steering Committee that met for the first time in March of 2010.
February 22nd & 23rd – West Chester, PA
Hosting Partner: Trail Creek Outfitters
About Trail Creek Outfitters: In this day of 24/7 online ordering, we need to do more. A great product is not enough. Trail Creek Outfitters is more than a store. To truly be more than a store, we must give back to the community in which we live. We think it is vital to support local organizations that align with our values. We are celebrating the 11th Anniversary of our Wild and Scenic Film Festival that in past years has raised over $100, 000 for The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and the Stroud Water Research Center.
February 23rd – Riverside, CA
Hosting Partner: Inland Empire Waterkeeper
About Inland Empire Waterkeeper: Inland Empire Waterkeeper is a grassroots, non-profit water quality organization with a mission to enhance and protect the quality of the waterways within the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed. This is accomplished through five program tenets: advocacy, education, research, restoration, and enforcement. Established in 2005, Inland Empire Waterkeeper is a chapter of Orange County Coastkeeper, which oversees the Orange County portion of the watershed, and is a separately licensed member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance.
February 24th – Kenai, AK
Hosting Partner: Kenai Watershed Forum
About Kenai Watershed Forum: We take our mission of “working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula” seriously. KWF is a dynamic organization dedicated to our rivers, streams and surrounding communities of the Kenai Peninsula and the State of Alaska for now and the future. Working hand-in-hand with other non-profits, government agencies, philanthropic foundations, and corporate entities have strengthened the impact for healthy habitat on the Kenai Peninsula immeasurably.
February 26th – Damariscotta, ME
Hosting Partner: Damariscotta River Association
About Damariscotta River Association: Since its founding in 1973, the Damariscotta River Association has developed from a small advocacy organization with a clear and important cause – the protection of a gem in Midcoast Maine from inappropriate development – into a highly effective membership organization with a record of achievement. The mission of the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) is to “preserve and promote the natural, cultural and historical heritage of the Damariscotta River and adjacent areas for the benefit of all.” We care for critical land and water resources and historical assets, including outstanding wildlife habitat, public access, and cultural treasures like oyster shell middens. We also provide extensive educational programs focused on the area’s rich natural and historical heritage.
March 1st – Colville, WA
March 2nd – Newport, WA
Hosting Partner: Kettle Range Conservation Group
About Kettle Range Conservation Group: The Kettle Range Conservation Group was formed in 1976 to seek Wilderness protection for the Kettle River Range Mountains. During our 32-year history, Kettle Range has challenged hundreds of projects that threatened ancient forests, roadless areas and endangered species in the upper Columbia River Basin. Together with other colleagues, we have protected wilderness and stopped the destruction of more than one half million acres of publicly owned forests. Kettle Range is a unique grassroots conservation organization with regional influence. We anchor a largely urban-based conservation movement from rural northeast Washington. For eighteen years prior to the opening of its first office in Republic in 1994, Kettle Range Conservation Group was an all-volunteer organization.
March 2nd – Evanston, IL
Hosting Partner: Evanston Environmental Association
About Evanston Environmental Association: In 1974, the Evanston Ecology Center was built and donated to the city of Evanston by a group of citizens who believed the city would benefit greatly from a facility dedicated to environmental education and awareness. Those citizens formally organized themselves as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1976 and became the Evanston Environmental Association. Since those early years, the Ecology Center has been a city of Evanston operated facility providing highest quality environmental education to the community and the EEA has been its non-profit partner, supporting the Center with fundraising, volunteer and programming efforts.
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.