Upcoming On Tour Events

September 22nd – Monterey, CA
Hosting Partner: Ventana Wilderness AllianceLogo_VentanaWildernessAlliance_Photo

About Ventana Wilderness Alliance: The mission of the Ventana Wilderness Alliance is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California’s northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast. In 1998, the newly-formed organization inventoried lands within the Los Padres National Forest to determine their suitability for federal designation as Wilderness. The VWA presented their findings to US Congressman Sam Farr, thereby providing a basis for the Big Sur Wilderness and Conservation Act, signed into law in December, 2002. The VWA then initiated projects to benefit the now-expanded Wilderness, its visitors and the wild species that call it home.

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September 22nd – Collinsville, CT
Hosting Partner: Farmington River Watershed Authority

About Farmington River Watershed Authority:  FRWA is a citizen-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  It was founded by concerned local residents in 1953 to address the critical water quality problems of that era. Today, FRWA still leads in addressing Farmington River issues such as water quality, water allocation, habitat restoration, recreation, open space, and wetland and floodplain protection. We work with federal, state and local governments, business and industry, and with people in the watershed’s 33 communities to protect the river and its surrounding landscape. With the help of members, supporters and partners, we look after the river that connects us all, with a wide range of Research, Education, and Advocacy programs. We invite you to join us in this important effort!

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Collinsville!

 

September 22nd – Cheyenne, WY
Hosting Partner: Powder River Basin Resource Council

About Powder River Basin Resource Council: Powder River Basin Resource Council was founded by ranchers and townspeople concerned about the impacts of strip mining on landscapes, communities, and freshwater aquifers. For 45 years, we have advocated for the responsible development of Wyoming’s energy resources. Using community organizing, connections with scientific, policy, and legal experts, and coalitions with other organizations, we wage effective campaigns to protect Wyoming’s air, land, and water quality and to promote sustainable agricultural practices and policies in the state.

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September 23rd- Kansas City, MO
Hosting Partner: Blue River Watershed AssociationLogo_BRWA_Photo

About Blue River Watershed Association: The Blue River Watershed Association’s mission is to restore and protect watersheds through environmental education, community outreach, partnerships, and collaboration. The Blue River Watershed Association (BRWA) was initiated by Jim Benz, 7th grade science teacher in the Turner School District, Kansas City, Kansas, when he received a Christa McAuliffe grant in 1996 and began the T.R.U.E. Blue Project (Teaching Rivers in an Urban Environment: The Blue River Watershed Project). In 1997 BRWA was incorporated as a 501(c)3 with a mission to improve the quality of the Blue River watershed and nearby streams through experience-based education and community partnerships.

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Kansas City!

 

September 25th – Helena, MT
Hosting Partner: Friends of Missouri Breaks MonumentLogo_FMBM_Photo

About the Friends of Missouri Breaks Monument: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in 2001 to support the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument – where the wild and scenic Missouri River flows through nearly half-a-million acres of central Montana prairies and badlands. We protect and preserve the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by educating the public, advocating for responsible access and environmentally responsible uses, and supporting groups and agencies that protect and restore the Monument.

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Helena!

 

September 26th – Seattle, WA
Hosting Partner: University of Washington Libraries

About the University of Washington Libraries: The UW Libraries advances discovery and enriches the quality of life by connecting people with knowledge. The University of Washington Libraries will accelerate inquiry, creativity, and learning for global impact and the public good. We will advance student success, catalyze world-class research, amplify the diverse voices of our communities, and empower faculty, staff and students to experiment fearlessly and create new knowledge.

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September 27th- Peoria, IL
Hosting Partner: Prairie Rivers NetworkLogo_PrarieRiversNetwork_Photo

About Prairie Rivers Network: Prairie Rivers Network is Illinois’ advocate for clean water and healthy rivers. We champion clean, healthy rivers and lakes and safe drinking water to benefit the people and wildlife of Illinois. Drawing upon sound science and working cooperatively with others, we advocate public policies and cultural values that sustain the ecological health and biological diversity of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Peoria!

 

September 27th- Grover Beach, CA
Hosting Partner: Central Coast State Parks AssociationOT_CentralCoastStateParksAssociation_Photo

About Central Coast State Parks Association: Central Coast State Parks Association, in partnership with California State Parks, promotes public awareness and stewardship of our natural resources and cultural heritage, now and for future generations. As a cooperative association, we support interpretation, education, and volunteer efforts in local state parks. As the political nature of state programs has evolved over the past few years, so has CCSPA. Today, part of CCSPA’s efforts include advocating for California State Parks throughout California to assure the conservation, recreation, and education legacy of California State Parks remains for generations.

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Grover Beach!

 

September 27th- Overland Park, KS
Hosting Partner: Blue River Watershed AssociationLogo_BRWA_Photo

About Blue River Watershed Association: The Blue River Watershed Association’s mission is to restore and protect watersheds through environmental education, community outreach, partnerships, and collaboration. The Blue River Watershed Association (BRWA) was initiated by Jim Benz, 7th grade science teacher in the Turner School District, Kansas City, Kansas, when he received a Christa McAuliffe grant in 1996 and began the T.R.U.E. Blue Project (Teaching Rivers in an Urban Environment: The Blue River Watershed Project). In 1997 BRWA was incorporated as a 501(c)3 with a mission to improve the quality of the Blue River watershed and nearby streams through experience-based education and community partnerships.

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Overland Park!

 

September 28th- Fort Collins, CO
Hosting Partner: Larimer County Conservation CorpsLogo_LarimerCountyConservationCorps_16

About Larimer County Conservation Corps: Through conservation projects and environmental education, we empower our corps members to become environmental stewards, while developing self-sufficiency and work preparation skills to help them become productive members of our community. The LCCC is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Each of our programs is unique within the corps, but each one reflects our core values of environmental conservation and individual development. The majority of work done by LCCC crews is supported through fee-for-service contract dollars and grant funding.

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September 29th – Golden. British Columbia
Hosting Partner: Wildsightlogo_wildsight_photo

About the Wildsight: Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions.We envision a landscape with free-running streams and rivers of pure water, extensive and connected wild spaces and natural habitat that maintains the full complement of indigenous plants and wildlife. We see healthy human communities thriving with sustainable livelihoods and lifestyles based on a conservation ethic.  Wildsight’s approach is unique. We not only work to shape and influence land-use decisions, but we guide practice and steward change on the ground. We work with industry, scientists and all levels of government, including First Nations. We partner with other local, provincial, national and international conservation organizations to achieve our goals.

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September 29th- Los Osos, CA
Hosting Partner: Central Coast State Parks AssociationOT_CentralCoastStateParksAssociation_Photo

About Central Coast State Parks Association: Central Coast State Parks Association, in partnership with California State Parks, promotes public awareness and stewardship of our natural resources and cultural heritage, now and for future generations. As a cooperative association, we support interpretation, education, and volunteer efforts in local state parks. As the political nature of state programs has evolved over the past few years, so has CCSPA. Today, part of CCSPA’s efforts include advocating for California State Parks throughout California to assure the conservation, recreation, and education legacy of California State Parks remains for generations.

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Los Osos!

 

October 4th – Milwaukee, WI
Hosting Partner: River Revitalization Foundation

About the River Revitalization Foundation: The mission of the River Revitalization Foundation is to establish a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education, bordering the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers; to use the rivers to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods; and to improve water quality. From the past to the future, we are committed to the return of this vital natural resource for all as Milwaukee’s urban rivers land trust. Our long-term goal is to recreate the urban landscape using the river as a focal point.

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October 4th – Havre, MT
Hosting Partner: Friends of Missouri Breaks MonumentLogo_FMBM_Photo

About the Friends of Missouri Breaks Monument: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in 2001 to support the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument – where the wild and scenic Missouri River flows through nearly half-a-million acres of central Montana prairies and badlands. We protect and preserve the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by educating the public, advocating for responsible access and environmentally responsible uses, and supporting groups and agencies that protect and restore the Monument.

Click here for more information about Wild & Scenic in Havre!

 

October 5th – Bend, OR
Hosting Partner: Oregon Natural Desert Association

About Oregon Natural Desert Association: Oregon Natural Desert Association encourages people to get to know the desert and to take steps to conserve these public lands. Our community defends public lands from threats, partners with public and private land managers to preserve natural values, encourages the exploration of wild places, and restores lands and waters to give desert creatures places in which to thrive. With more than 10,000 members and supporters, ONDA is the only conservation organization dedicated exclusively to preserving Oregon’s high desert. We envision a high desert in Oregon where eight million acres of public lands are conserved to ensure that fish and wildlife thrive and wild places exist for all people to treasure and explore, now and always.

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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.