One of the largest environmental film festivals in North America is coming to Eugene. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival works with environmental groups across the globe to host the film festival as a way to outreach into their communities and bring together a diverse audience. The goal is to use film to inspire people to help the lands and rivers that surround us.
The 2019 Eugene Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network, will raise money for education in the Upper Willamette watershed. These programs offer youth hands-on outdoors education experiences such as Salmon Watch field trips, riparian ecology lessons, culturally relevant education for Indigenous youth, and more. The Upper Willamette Stewardship Network is made up of conservation nonprofits working together and with communities to care for land and water in the Upper Willamette. Proceeds will benefit the education programs of six partner organizations: Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Long Tom Watershed Council, McKenzie River Trust, and McKenzie Watershed Council.
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