SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tours Nationwide

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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour is a collection of films initially premiered at the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, California. The Wild & Scenic Festival focuses on films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet and they travel the nation to inspire environmental awareness and grassroots activism. Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place, says Lori Van Laanen, Tour Manager. In our busy lives, it’s easy to get disconnected from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us we can start making a difference. Come watch and see!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003 and celebrates its 10th anniversary this January. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. SYRCL is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of our National partners Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Klean Kanteen, Osprey Packs, Sierra Nevada Brewing and, the festival is reaching an even larger audience in 100+ tour venues coast to coast. Please share the film festival on tour by inviting your friends across the nation to attend one of the events. Below are the fourteen tour venues in September. A complete list of up and coming venues may be seen at;

September 8
Alabama Rivers Alliance

Birmingham, AL

September 9
The American River Festival

Lotus, CA

September 10
High Peaks Cyclery

Lake Placid, NY

September 10
Apalachicola Riverkeeper

Marianna, FL

September 15
Alabama Rivers Alliance

Birmingham, AL

September 16
Northern Plains Resource Council

Billings, MT

September 16
River Revitalization Foundation

Glendale, WI

September 16
Friends of Butte Creek

Chico, CA

September 16-17
Sierra County Arts Council

Downieville, CA

September 21
Feather River Coordinated Resource Management
Quincy, CA

September 22
Clearwater Conservancy

Appalachian Outdoors
State College, PA

September 22
Oregon Natural Desert Association

Bend, OR

September 24
Surfrider – Northwest Straits Chapter

Bellingham, WA

September 28
Sierra Club – Seattle

Seattle, WA

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