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Local Conservation Group Brings Film Festival to Waterville Valley

August 23, 2012

The Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited in partnership with the Waterville Valley Resort is hosting a Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Waterville Valley Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15, 2012.

Enjoy award-winning films with conservation heroine, Marion Stoddart (The Work of 1000), and a banquet with the entertainment of Willem Lange, author and Emmy nominated radio/TV personality, perhaps most known from public television’s Windows to the Wild.

In addition to nature, adventure and environmental films, special guests, and a banquet, there will be a range of activities offered on Saturday, including fly tying and fly casting, an informative nature hike and a children’s storytime.

There will also be two Grand Prize raffles; one a fishing prize package and the other a gift certificate to Wild Meadow Canoes and Kayaks on Lake Winnipesaukee – each individually valued at $1,000.  Tickets for either prize are $20 and are limited to the first 100 takers per raffle.

Admission to the two days of films (including Saturday banquet) is just $55. Tickets are also available for just the Saturday films and banquet for $45. Admission to the films only is $15 for one night, $25 for two nights. Admission is free for children 12 and under.  Call 1-800-468-2553 to order tickets.  All proceeds from this event will go to support outdoor environmental education for elementary through high school students.

The Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited, formed in 2002, is a relatively new chapter of the internationally recognized organization, Trout Unlimited, founded in 1959.  With nearly 100 members, Pemi TU is the smallest New Hampshire chapter but also among the most active.  Engaging in conservation and outreach programs, the Pemi TU participates in implementing Trout in the Classroom, a national program, in schools throughout the region and sponsors students to attend outdoor camps such as Barry Conservation Camps and NH Kids’ Trout Camp – a youth fly fishing camp held in Pittsburg, NH each year.  Pemi TU also instructs student groups from Outdoor Clubs to the Boy Scouts in fly tying and fly fishing.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival – the largest of its kind – takes viewers on a journey from their own backyards to the corners of the Earth through award-winning film making and rich storytelling.  The festival, now in its 11th year, seeks to entertain and inspire viewers with visually stunning stories of nature, community and the human spirit.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Waterville Valley, NH Sept. 14 & 15, 2012
For more details visit the Pemi Chapter of Trout Unlimited online.

The Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited would like to thank Waterville Valley Recreation Department, Waterville Valley Realty and Waterville Valley Resort for their support.  The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is made possible by the sponsorship of: Patagonia, Clif Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Osprey, Mother Jones and AJA Video Systems.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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