Wild & Scenic Film Festival Makes First Outdoor Screening on the San Juan Ridge

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center present Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour taking place on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the North Columbia Schoolhouse on the San Juan Ridge. Tickets are on sale now at the Briarpatch, Food Coop, Mother Truckers, and online at www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org, costing $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the outdoor screening begins at 8:30 pm.

For the first time in Nevada County, attendees can enjoy Wild & Scenic films under the stars, as this event takes place outdoors. The program features ten films including several local titles such as Seeding our Future and The Salmon Will Run. In addition, several community associations, such as Nevada County Cannabis Alliance and Dirt Bag Paddlers Active, will be present to provide information and resources on local community issues. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own comfy chairs and arrive early to enjoy the beer and wine garden and snacks for purchase.

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour program reaches more than 60,000 people in the United States, Canada, and Europe each year. This event brings Wild & Scenic back to Nevada County to engage the San Juan Ridge community with high-quality entertainment and to invite them to participate in the work that SYRCL does locally.

Know and Go:

August 23, 2018, doors open at 7:30 pm; films start at 8:30pm
North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA.
Advance Tickets: $18 Advance, Members of SYRCL, Members of NCSCC, and Seniors At the Door: $20

Tickets available at online at www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org and at Briar Patch Food Co-op and Mother Truckers.

ABOUT 2019 WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this festival combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see Award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be hosted in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California from January 17 – January 21, 2019. For more information, visit WildandScenicFilmFestival.org

ABOUT SYRCL and Stop Centennial Dam Campaign

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL – pronounced circle) was founded in 1983 by grassroots activists determined to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Ultimately, SYRCL won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Today, SYRCL is the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed. A controversial plan to build a 275-foot dam that would flood the last six miles of publicly-accessible, free- flowing river on the Bear River is SYRCL’s current campaign focus. Centennial Dam would destroy fish and wildlife habitat, beloved swimming holes, and Native American sites. Its construction would decimate 2,200 acres of forested river canyon – including riparian and wetland areas. In the 21st century, dams are a last resort because they harm the environment and have skyrocketing costs. Today, smart water managers are using sustainable and innovative solutions to meet future water needs. We don’t need a new dam generating more polluting sprawl and traffic. Let’s work together to increase our water supply by restoring our forests and meadows, and use the water we do have more wisely. Learn more at stopcentennial.org.

ABOUT North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center gives the rural San Juan Ridge community a local place to meet, to share its creativity, and to participate in a wide variety of enriching activities. Located 20 miles north of Nevada City, the Schoolhouse was built by the mining community in 1875 and has a long tradition of serving the community as a school and public meeting hall. Northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org