Posted on August 25, 2017
August 25th – Minneapolis, MN
Hosting Partner: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
About Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness: Leading the effort to protect and restore the BWCAW from such threats is the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. The organization formed in 1976 to protect this vulnerable area and two years later shepherded legislation through Congress that brought full protection to the Boundary Waters. Today, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based organization of 3,000 members is a sentry against further harm in the BWCAW and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. By partnering with other conservation groups and activating its membership, the Friends ensures that a “voice of wilderness” is always heard during policy debates.
September 8th – Billings, MT
Hosting Partner: Northern Plains Resource Council
Northern Plains Resource Council: Northern Plains is a grassroots conservation and family agriculture group that organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life. Our mission is to protect Montana’s greatest assets: the quality of our natural resources, the character and viability of family-based agriculture, and the ability of citizens to shape the public policies that affect our land, our water, and our lives so that we may pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations.
September 9th – Mineral Point, WI
Hosting Partner: Trinity Episcopal Church
About Trinity Episcopal Church: TRINITY EPISCOPAL PARISH was organized on December 8, 1839, and among its first Vestrymen were Moses Strong, the first president of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin; William Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton; and Henry Dodge, who became the first governor of the Wisconsin Territory. It is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which numbers some eighty million members. Rooted in our Christian tradition of joyful worship, song, and prayer, we are committed to supporting and promoting a journey of spiritual growth that will serve the people of Trinity, the larger community, and the world.
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.