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Asheville, NC — Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is proud to announce their ongoing partnership with The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival and Tour. In 2008-2009, thirteen Grassroots Retailers will help sponsor movies from the Festival locally, to raise funds for local environmental groups.
The festival is held in Nevada City and is a kick-off for the nationwide tour. The main Festival/Tour sponsor is Patagonia. It’s a festival for activists by activists. The tour/festival started in 2004 with two venues and will reach close to seventy venues in 2008. The event is organized and hosted by the South Yuba River Citizens League. For 25 years this grassroots environmental organization has been bringing the community together around the protection of the Yuba Watershed.
Grassroots Outdoor Alliance partnered with Wild &Scenic to bring the tour to independent retailers in over 15 locations in 2007-2008. To date Grassroots Retailers have coordinated $11,500 in funds donated to Local Environmental Groups hosting the Tour.
Highlights from This Years Tour
â€¢ Fridays at the Farm- http://www.coyopa.com/fridays-at-the-farm.html
â€¢ Gimme Green- http://www.gimmegreen.com/home.htm
â€¢ Mountain Top Removal- http://www.hawriverfilms.com/id2.html
Wild & Scenic Film Tour at These Grassroots Locations
9/6/2008 Wilderness Sports and www.highcountryconservation.org Breckenridge, CO
9/18/2008 Half-Moon Outfitters and www.coastalconservationleague.org Charleston, SC
9/19/2008 Massey’s Professional Outfitters and www.leanweb.org New Orleans, LA
9/26-28/2008 Northern Lights Trading Co. and www.wildlands.org Bozeman, MT
10/17/2008 Skinny Skis and www.jhalliance.org Jackson, WY
10/23/2008 The Alpine Shop and www.moprairie.org St. Louis, MO
10/23/2008 Elephant’s Perch and www.ercsv.org Ketchum, ID
11/8/2008 The Benchmark Outfitter and www.buckeyeforestcouncil.org Cincinnati, OH
11/12/2008 Summit Hut and www.biologicaldiversity.org Tucson, AZ
12/5-6/2008 Wilson’s East Side Sports and www.friendsoftheinyo.org Bishop, CA
2/1/2009 River Sports Outfitters and www.tcwn.org Knoxville, TN
3/1/2009 Pine Needle Mountaineering and www.greatoldbroads.org Durango, CO
4/4/2009 Idaho Mountain Touring and www.lttv.org Boise, ID
About Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is a group of independent outdoor shops dedicated to the sustainability of specialty outdoor retail and the quality of the outdoor enthusiast’s experience. http://www.grassrootsoutdoors.com