In 2003, riding on years of success protecting the Yuba River, the South Yuba River Citizens League, SYRCL, decided to plan an environmental film festival. Seven festivals later, the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in the US. The goal is to become the premiere environmental film festival in the world. Each January, screening begins for the most important and inspirational environmental films available today, as well as host a variety of environmental activists, filmmakers, and celebrities. Wild & Scenic® works to inspire audiences to make positive changes for a healthier world.
The On Tour program began in 2004 because of the many requests to share the festival beyond Nevada County. Today Wild & Scenic® On Tour is shown in communities across the United States … reaching over 85 towns and cities in 2008-2009.
With a growing public awareness for the environment, the festival aims to increase this groundswell through inspiring and educational films which hopefully will motivate people to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world.
The Hood River Valley Residents Committee (HRVRC) was formed in 1977 when a few residents gathered to discuss Hood River County's impending attempt to rezone the upper valley into one-acre home sites. Through grass-roots organizing and effort by local citizens, the proposal was rejected. HRVRC was formed.
On August 26th and 27th, the Crag Law Center and the Hood River Valley Residents Committee will be hosting the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour.
This will be the third time that the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has come to Hood River, Oregon. This year’s films will be shown outdoors in downtown Hood River at The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar. The Ruins, a picturesque amphitheater, are the remains of a historic Hood River distillery.
Sorry for this last minute notice. Hope you can join us for this inspiring film festival. Some of the Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild still have rooms available.