Saturday, October 23, 2021

AsRA Brings Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Home Screens

Join the Ausable River Association (AsRA) for an evening of visual storytelling through inspirational films as they host the virtual on tour Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Friday, October 29, from 7-9 p.m. This event celebrates the beauty and significance of wild places throughout the world, and the important work being done to protect them.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, curated by South Yuba River Citizens League, premieres every January in Nevada City, CA. Now in its 19th year, the home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing other environmental organizations to foster the science, advocacy, activism, and education that are crucial to keeping our wild places healthy and beautiful.

AsRA has chosen 9 films from the on tour festival that will be shown on a virtual platform. Each film is a visual tapestry that highlights the people and organizations making a difference by recognizing and embracing the processes and natural elements essential to all living things. “We had over 200 viewers join us virtually last year for our second annual film festival, and we’re excited to present a fresh line up of visual gems this year,” said Kelley Tucker, AsRA’s Executive Director.

Feature films include: “A Fisher’s Right to Know,” a look into the anglers who rely on the mighty Coosa River in Alabama for food, recreation, and a family pastime, all the while wondering if they and their families have a right to know which fish are safe to consume; “Feathers In Flight,” the story of researchers from all over the Americas who have come together to use cutting-edge science in an effort to protect the birds that tie the Western Hemisphere together; and “Farmscape Ecology,” an exploration into the co-existence of farming and wildlife in New York’s Hudson Valley that serves as backdrop of studies into soil, water, wildlife, and native meadows throughout the United States.

AsRA is a local, science-based, solution-oriented non-profit organization that helps communities protect our streams and lakes. The festival is a natural extension of AsRA’s work to inspire people to become more involved in conservation efforts in their local communities. Ticket revenues and donations will support AsRA and their year-round programs in the northern Adirondacks.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $45 for household admission. Student discount code is available. Virtual lobby “doors” for the film festival open at 6:30 p.m. and the films begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at

For more information, contact the Ausable River Association:, 518.637.6859,

Photo provided from “A Northern Light”

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Tyler Merriam is the Donor Outreach Manager for the Ausable River Association, the mission of whom is to help communities protect our streams and lakes. He holds credentials as a Licensed New York State Guide, Certified Park and Recreation Professional, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, and Paddlesport and Wilderness Medicine Instructor. In his free time, Tyler can be found paddling, skiing, biking, hiking, and camping throughout the Adirondacks and beyond. Learn more about the Ausable River Association and their programs at

4 Responses

  1. Gary N Lee says:

    You should at least put in where this is going to be shown.

    • Tyler Merriam says:

      It will be shown virtually, so you can watch it at home on your phone, computer, smart TV, etc. There is no in-person version of the event. When you purchase tickets, you’ll receive instructions for accessing the virtual festival. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions. Thanks for your interest.

  2. Albert John Haberle, DVM says:

    It would be a good idea to show your ‘regular mailing address’. Sometimes it is a way to get regular mail, not just email.
    I’d think it would work best for someone who might be inclined to send paper in some form — perhaps even a donation ‘check’.

    • Tyler Merriam says:

      Thanks for the feedback. Our regular mailing address is listed on our website, including the bottom of the website page to which this film festival links. Here it is: Ausable River Association, PO Box 8, Wilmington, NY 12997.