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Environmental film festival coming to Edwards Wednesday

EDWARDS — Eagle River Watershed Council is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the Riverwalk Theatre in Edwards Wednesday. The festival is one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America.

Watershed Council officials say they hope the film festival will increase community understanding of the connection we share with the planet, and particularly our waterways, as well as our role as stewards to keep it all healthy for future generations.

The festival features 10 short films ranging from action and adventure to inspiration and environmental activism. The subject matter appeals to everyone from fly fishermen and environmentalists to rafters and sightseers. One of the films is the world premier of “Heart of Vail,” a collaboration between Eagle River Watershed Council, Public Access TV5 and The Forest & Frances Lattner Foundation. This short film focuses on threats to Gore Creek and the solutions that are currently underway.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. All attendees are entered into a raffle, plus there will be Crazy Mountain beer for sale. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. For tickets and information, call 970-827-5406 or visit http://www.erwc.org.

Eagle River Watershed Council has a mission to advocate for the health and conservation of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River basins through research, education, and projects.

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