August 13th – Garberville, CA
Hosting Partner: Lost Coast Interpretive Association
About Lost Coast Interpretive Association: We inspire passion for nature through programs designed to get people of all ages outside to enjoy, experience and learn about nature, as well as programs that bring nature inside the classroom. Rising directly out of the Pacific Ocean, Northern California’s wild and rugged Lost Coast was formed by the dynamic forces of geology, weather and ocean currents. Tectonic plates and earthquakes continue to uplift the land, while weather erodes and shapes it, giving the area its unique geology and terrain. Because of this rugged topography, builders of the coastal highway were forced to turn inland. And because strong ocean currents in the area rendered navigation difficult, the area became fondly known as The Lost Coast.
August 17th – Houston, TX
Hosting Partner: Bayou Land Conservancy
About Bayou Land Conservancy: The organization was formed in 1996 as an offshoot of the Bayou Preservation Association, a Houston group dedicated to protecting the bayou systems of Houston. To better protect the bayous, and the water quality that flows into them, Bayou Lands (yes, plural) Conservancy was born to directly protect the floodplain green spaces surrounding these bayous. For a brief time, the organization was known as S.E. Texas Conservancy, and then 12 years ago, changed the name to Legacy Land Trust.
August 17th – Lexington, KY
Hosting Partner: Kentucky Conservation Committee
About Kentucky Conservation: The Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC) is a collaborative of individuals and organizations working for a healthy environment and strong protections of Kentucky’s natural resources and places. We find resolute support from Kentucky’s voters for these goals and we encourage legislators to enact environmentally responsible policies. KCC works to make sound environmental stewardship a priority for elected officials and voters. Founded in 1975, KCC supports conservation and sustainable environmental policies and holds elected officials accountable for the decisions they make affecting our resources and our air and water quality.
August 24th – Nashville, TN
Hosting Partner: Harpeth Conservancy
About Harpeth Conservancy: The Harpeth Conservancy’s mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee by employing scientific expertise and collaborative relationships to develop, promote and support broad community stewardship and action. Harpeth Conservancy works with landowners, businesses, community, local, state, and federal decision makers and others to foster solutions that reduce pollution and maintain healthy areas. The rivers in Tennessee, including the Harpeth, are part of the unique freshwater river systems of the Southeast which contain some of the greatest variety of aquatic life in the world.
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August 25th – Minneapolis, CA
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.
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.