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WWT raises $17,000 through Wild & Scenic Film Festival thanks to fantastic support from donors!

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by Washington Water Trust

Thank you to everyone who tuned into our 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on November 10, 2020. The event turned out to be a great success raising $17,000 to help support Washington Water Trust’s work to restore cool, clean freshwater to Washington’s rivers & streams in watersheds around the state like the Dungeness, Yakima, Methow, Okanogan, Wenatchee, Walla Walla and more.

Traditionally an in-person event in Seattle, this year the event was held online for the first time due to COVID-19 restrictions. The evening included eight inspiring short films focused on the outdoors, adventure, conservation and environmental justice as well as an engaging live chat that had attendees sharing their thoughts on the films. More than 140 households – an estimated 300+ people – attended the event. While most of the attendees hailed from Washington state, we had people tuning in from all across the country including California, Colorado, Louisiana, Alabama, New York, and South Carolina!

The film lineup consisted of the following films:

  • Life of Pie
  • Sanctuary
  • Broken
  • Rock, Paper, Fish
  • Feel of Vision
  • Iniskim
  • Gone Tomorrow: Kentucky Ice Climbing
  • For the Love of Salmon

We also want to give a shout out to the winner of our Go With the Flow prize pack. A drawing was held during intermission of the film festival for all of those who purchased a ticket at our Watershed Warrior ticket level (ticket + $100 donation). Max Peterson was our lucky winner and received a Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag, Filson Soft-sided Cooler, Alpacka Rafts hat and Wild & Scenic Film Festival Kleen Kanteen insulated travel mug – all perfect for a day or two on the river. Click here to see a video of the drawing on our Facebook page.

And, finally, a big Thank You once again to our event sponsors!

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