Bremerton will be a stop on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s tour in December, thanks to Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC). In its 17th year, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival event was started by watershed advocacy group the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and focuses on sharing films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.
The home festival takes place annually in California and kicks off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share selected films with a network of grassroots organizations, like local nonprofit land trust Great Peninsula Conservancy. The Bremerton event takes place Dec. 14, at Historic Roxy Theatre; doors open at noon and the show at 1 p.m.
“These films ask some hard questions about the future, but they also celebrate the amazing work that is being done to protect and restore our environment,” said Nathan Daniel, Great Peninsula Conservancy’s executive director. “I’m proud that GPC is creating opportunities for people to come together to learn about their roles as advocates for healthy lands and waters.”
The festival is a natural extension of Great Peninsula Conservancy’s work to protect the natural habitats, rural landscapes and open spaces of the Great Peninsula region of West Puget Sound. Featured at GPC’s tour event are the films “Blue Carbon,” a close look at the role of coastal wetlands in mitigating climate change; and “Hear the Call: Salmon Nation,” a call to action for wild salmon recovery.
GPC’s film selection covers a wide breadth of subjects exploring the work of a diverse body of environmentalists in conservation, stewardship and recreation. Proceeds for this family-friendly event support GPC’s work to protect local shorelines, streams, and forests for future generations.