Celebrate 15 FSPW years with the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Feb. 1

Friends of Scotchman Peaks bringing SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Sandpoint.

FSPW celebrates 15th anniversary at the Heartwood Center on February 1.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness celebrate 15 years by hosting the SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour Program. Saturday, February 1, ten films from the Festival will show at the Heartwood Center. The films echo the care for the wonders of nature and adventure that FSPW shows for the incredibly wild Scotchman Peaks. The event also marks the FSPW commitment to the future of Wilderness in the Scotchmans. 

In “My Irnik,” a young Inuit father teaches his son about the value of shared adventures, exploration and his ancestral heritage. “Aiden’s Butterflies” features 11-year-old Aiden Wang, who has harbored and released endangered Monarch Butterflies since he was six.  “Wild Olympics” follows paddlers Adam and Susan Elliott as they kayak, fish, packraft and explore the wild rivers of the Olympic Peninsula.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival began in 2003 to celebrate the 1999 achievement of “Wild and Scenic” status for 29 miles of the South Yuba River by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL).

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival began in 2003 to celebrate the 1999 achievement of “Wild and Scenic” status for 29 miles of the South Yuba River by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The annual event is held the third week of January in Nevada City, California. National Festival partners include Peak Design, CLIF Bar, EarthJustice, Klean Kanteen, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. 

Doors at the Heartwood Center open at 6:30 pm with the event starting at 7pm. The evening will feature complementary appetizers sponsored by Eichardt’s and Williams, Schiller and Styer, a no-host bar from Eichardt’s, a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Buy yours at Eichardt’s Pub or online.

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Local sponsors include Idaho Forest Group; Williams, Schiller & Styer, P.C., CPAs & Consultants; Pend Oreille Veterinarian Services; Eichardt’s Pub, Grill & Coffee House; Kochava; and Trout Unlimited Panhandle Chapter.

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