Since the river was given the status of "Wild and Scenic" the group has put on a film festival to not only celebrate the river but also show worldwide environmentalism.
SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action. At Wild & Scenic, filmgoers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. We show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.Although the festival had been going on for nine years this was the first time I had taken part in it. The festival went on for three days starting on a Friday. I decided to volunteer my time for Saturday morning. The bonus is that if you volunteer you get a free day pass to see the movies. I ended up at the popcorn concession stand in the Miner's Foundry.
I grabbed a bite to eat and went home to get some rest. The next day I went out around noon to catch a couple of films. I decided to plant myself in one of the theaters that would eventually play a film that I had interest in.
It was a really well pieced together film, which is something you expect from National Geographic. It touched on the political aspect of the redwood forests and how they need to be more protected, but mostly it was a showcase of it's diverse biology.
After the movies I headed back home, first stopping at a Mexican restaurant for dinner. This place had outdoor seating so I got to sit nearby the creak. I felt a little lonely without JH there and knew it would have been a nice romantic dinner.