North America's Largest Environmental Film Festival
comes to Sacramento
--Food, Water, Wildlife and Fun--
Join Save Our Sandhill Cranes for their fourth hosting of the
Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour
at the beautiful Crest Theater on Friday, May 10th, 2013
Reception 5:00pm • Films 6:30-9:30pm
A benefit for the California Heartland Project,
the regional conservation vision
of Habitat2020, the Conservation Committee of ECOS.
$10 for the films • $15 for the films and reception
$35 for the films, reception and a discount ECOS membership!
The reception brings together a number of great local green businesses and organizations, and includes free, great, local food. Wine and Sierra Nevada beer will also be for sale.
And as always, there will be a silent auction, and a raffle of great prizes
...everyone gets a raffle ticket!
Sacramento Wild & Scenic On Tour is a customized selection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA. "Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place," says Tour Manager, Lori Van Laanen. "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 Environmental Film Festival was started in 2003 by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The festival's namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 4-day event features over 120 award-winning films and welcomes over 80 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. Now, SYRCL is sharing their success with other organizations to bring the festival to over 100 communities nationwide. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of their National Partners: Clif Bar, Mother Jones, Patagonia and Sierra Nevada Brewing, the festival is able to reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.
The festival is a natural extension of the host, Save Our Sandhill Cranes (SOS Cranes.) SOS Cranes is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining open space habitat and the conservation of the California Central Valley's Sandhill Crane populations through education, outreach, and community activism. SOS Cranes has chosen the congruent, but larger, effort, the California Heartland Project, to be the benefactor of the proceeds earned by the Sacramento Wild &Scenic Festival. The California Heartland Project seeks to create a connected network of parks, preserves, and conservation easements on working farms and ranches--creating access to open space for education and recreation, protecting the unique biological diversity found in the Sacramento Valley, and conserving our agricultural heritage.
While Sacramento has taken huge steps toward implementing smarter regional planning practices for how and where we should grow, we haven't developed an equally comprehensive and responsible strategy for conserving the resources and places we don't grow. SOS Cranes and the CA Heartland Project hope that these beautiful films from around the region, the country, and the world will inspire Sacramentans to action on this critical local issue.
Building on the success of the festival's first three years, we have again acquired the beautiful main theater of The Crest, and the lobby for attendees to enjoy a full reception and to learn about the work of our sponsors. In addition to habitat conservation, water conservation, and local food and agriculture, sport and adventure will be themes of this year's Sacramento Festival. And we are gathering a great group of organizations to be present at the event to provide information on local efforts pertinent to these issues.
We continue to work to make Wild & Scenic a lasting and rewarding annual event for Sacramento. We hope you will join us in inspiring Sacramentans to enjoy and protect our wild and scenic places close to home.
Please contact Matthew Baker, ECOS Habitat Director for more information or for sponsorship opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information:
ECOS, (916) 444-0022, www.caheartlandproject.org
SOS Cranes, Mike Savino, (916) 446-1392, www.soscranes.org
The Crest Theatre (916) 44-CREST, www.thecrest.com
The Wild &Scenic Festival, www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org
→ See the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour poster (PDF)
All contributions go to Habitat 2020, 501(c)(3) fiscal agent of the CA Heartland Project. Checks should be payable to Habitat 2020.
Environmental Council of Sacramento
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
P.O. Box 1526
Sacramento, CA 95812-1526