A sold-out audience embarked on an adventure with Friends of Casco Bay as we hosted the 12th Annual SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, November 2nd, at the University of Southern Maine/Portland.
Since 1989, Friends of Casco Bay has been working to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay through advocacy, research, and community engagement. The event is a chance to share our enthusiasm for the environment—and inspire action and activism—with 500 other friends of Casco Bay. This event is the conservation organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, thanks in large part to show sponsors 98.9 WCLZ, Ocean Navigator, Knack Factory, Yelp Maine, TD Bank, and Eddie Woodin & Woodin & Company Store Fixtures, Inc.
This year’s festival featured heroic firefighters battling a massive blaze that consumed 50,000 acres in the Pacific Northwest, a lonely bicyclist who set his sight on traversing Canada from Montreal to the Arctic, and biologists tramping through marsh and muck to trace one of the few remaining wildlife corridors across Florida.
Photos of the event, including this one, were taken by Deb Dawson. Click here to see more photos from the event.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour is the largest film festival of its kind in the United States. The festival’s name recognizes the status of 39 miles of the South Yuba River in California as a Wild & Scenic river, a designation that guarantees it will be preserved in its free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
Many thanks to the volunteers, donors, and sponsors, the supporters who made it possible for us to host our 12th SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Hope to see you again next year!
Woodin & Company Store Fixtures, Inc.
BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
Martin’s Point Health Care
Sabre Yachts & Back Cove Yachts
Brunswick Dental Health Associates
Coffee By Design, Inc.
Maine Conservation Alliance/Maine Conservation Voters
Poole Group of Companies
Bath Savings Institution
Bayview Rigging & Sails
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Dale Rand Printing
Points East Publishing, Inc.
Scott Simons Architects LLC
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
Starboard Advisors LLC
Water Resource Protection, City of South Portland
Yarmouth Boat Yard