Wild and Scenic Rivers: Plug-and-Play River Celebration Opportunities

2018 marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Groups around the country will be celebrating this milestone and looking to the future of our Wild and Scenic Rivers. Join us on this webinar to learn about how your organization can easily incorporate celebration events including film festivals, video contests, and more!

From these speakers, you will learn:

  • Strategies and tools for planning and implementing outdoor place-based education opportunities and tips for cross-agency/multi-jurisdictional partnerships.
  • How local event planners, film makers, and river festivals can collaborate to feature the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act.
  • How bringing the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On-Tour to local communities can inspire action around local river issues.
  • How to work with legislators to introduce a resolution recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.


Meg Krueger from Wilderness Inquiry will provide an introduction to Canoemobile, an outdoor engagement program that connects people of all ages and abilities to the waterways closest to their homes. The traveling fleet of 24’ Voyageur canoes tours the U.S. providing paddling events for youth and community members. Canoemobile is an opportunity for communities celebrating the Wild and Scenic Rivers 50th anniversary to amplify their efforts with on-water programming.

Theresa Huck will discuss how to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On-Tour to your community as a way to celebrate local river work and inspire current and new members to become active in your organization.

Trevor Croft from Rafting Magazine will describe the magazine’s open film contest, a national scope effort to increase online and community engagement. The contest will feature wild and scenic rivers and culminate in a debut of select films at the Feather River Festival. Trevor will also discuss integration of river festivals into the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th anniversary, using the Feather River Festival as an example.

Jennifer Conner from the Missouri Sierra Club will discuss how to work with legislators with the goal of introducing a resolution, in this case a resolution that pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  She’ll discuss how Missouri’s resolution has positively impacted local discourse surrounding four new controversial Missouri State Parks, one of which is located on the Eleven Point Wild and Scenic River.

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