The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) is excited to host the 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel in Buena Vista and online with a simultaneous virtual screening. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is an internationally renowned tour of the latest, cutting-edge environmental and adventure films from around the world. Sponsored by Monarch Community Outreach, the event benefits GARNA’s environmental education, on-the-ground stewardship, and sustainability programming throughout the year in the Upper Arkansas River Valley.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival leaves audiences feeling inspired for adventure and motivated to go out and make a difference in their communities and the world. In line with GARNA’s mission to inspire a conservation ethic with heightened focused on our watershed, this year’s film festival line-up partners with the Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited, for the theme “Our Waters.” Featured films follow salmon migration, tell stories of reversing biodiversity loss through rehabilitation, and saving an endangered fish in Southern Colorado from wildfire in The Fish & the Flame.
Doors open at the Ivy Ballroom at 6pm and films begin at 7pm. Ticket prices are $10 for GARNA members and $20 for non-members (so join today!). Ages 12 and under are $5.
The virtual show also begins at 7pm on Dec 1, and videos on demand will be available on demand through Sunday, December 4. Household ticket prices for the virtual show are $20 for members and $30 for members.
To further support GARNA’s work throughout the Upper Arkansas Valley, including environmental education, on the ground public lands stewardship, sustainability and heritage preservation, donors can schedule an end of year donation through Colorado Gives Day (donations matched by Community First Foundation) at https://www.coloradogives.org/GARNA
Through community collaboration, GARNA inspires a conservation ethic by providing educational opportunities and experiences so that those who live, work, and play in the Upper Arkansas Valley are motivated to take care of the natural resources and leave a legacy of responsible use of the natural environment. GARNA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization based in Salida, Colorado.