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‘Wild’ film festival Saturday

The silver screen will meet glittering Lake Tahoe when the Sierra Nevada Alliance hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Hosted by the Sierra Nevada Alliance and sponsored by the South Yuba River Citizen’s League and Patagonia, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism. Featured films at the event will cover fun outdoor adventures, environmental battles, and inspirational stories of people making a difference.

Tickets are $10 each and advance tickets can be purchased at Patagonia@Heavenly, the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s Environmental Center, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance office, 2489 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 21. Tickets will also be available at the event. Each ticket will include entry to a raffle for Patagonia products and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

The evening will begin with several humorous films including one about the plight of a “professional” river tuber and another about a woman’s love affair with her SUV. Other adventurous and breathtaking films will follow, including “Discover Hetch Hetchy,” by David Vassar. This film documents the ongoing battle to restore a valley so beautiful that some call it Yosemite’s twin.

“The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is a natural extension of SYRCL’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment,” said Kathy Dotson, festival director. “Plus, all the money raised from the festival and tour goes directly back into the protection of the environment.”

Joining Patagonia@Heavenly as a local sponsor is the League to Save Lake Tahoe. The list of sponsors is still growing. The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a nonprofit organization that’s been protecting Sierra waters, lands, wildlife, and communities since 1993. For more information about the featured films visit http://www.sierranevadaalliance.org or call (530) 542-4546.

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