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Environmental Film Festival


The largest environmental film festival in North America is coming to

McHenry & Kane County, IL. Join Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) as

they host the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tour at

McHenry County College on Thursday evening, January 31 from

6:00-9:00pm and Elgin Community College on Saturday afternoon,

February 2 from 2:00-5:00pm. Different films will be featured at each

venue; consider attending both.


The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Tour brings together

award-winning environmental films in the spirit of inspiration and

education. The films leave people feeling inspired and motivated to go

out and make a difference in their communities and around the world.

Whether it is the struggle for environmental justice, information on

renewable energy, or an educational tale about an endangered species,

the films bring awareness to the natural world around us and our role

in that delicate balance.


This will be the only stop for the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film

Festival in the Chicago area. In partnership with tour sponsor

Patagonia, FOFR will use the tour as a community outreach tool to

raise awareness of both local and global issues.


This festival is a natural extension of FOFR's work to inspire people

to act on behalf of the watershed. The mission of the Friends of the

Fox River is to preserve, restore and protect the Fox River

Watershed's natural resources by connecting people with nature through

education, research, restoration and advocacy. In 2007, FOFR mobilized

hundreds of community members to care for the watershed through the

planting of water willow to stabilize stream banks, collected trash by

the tons along shorelines, and adult & student citizen scientists

monitored the water quality to provide data for decision makers to

better protect our watershed.



Thursday, January 31, Doors open at 6:00pm and shows start 6:10pm at

McHenry County College Conference Center, 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal

Lake, IL


Saturday, February 2, Doors open at 2:00pm shows start at 2:05pm at

the ATC Auditorium, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. FOFR membership deals

at the door.


For information, call Gary Swick, 847.426.1322


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