Chattahoochee Riverkeeper hosted the 4th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, May 12th to a sold out crowd of 300 at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.

An Environmental Expo was held prior to the films and featured the following 15 local organizations spreading the word about their cause:

Blue Ridge Broadband
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Neighborhood Water Watch
Citizens Climate Lobby
Elachee Nature Science Center
Friends of the Parks
Gainesville Water Resources
Georgia Forest Watch
Jubilee Farm
Lumpkin Coalition
Nantahala Outdoor Center
North East Georgia Locally Grown
Sierra Club
Society of St Andrew
Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP)
University of North Georgia Institute of Envrionmental and Spatial Analysis
US Forest Service

We had dozens of raffle prizes from local businesses in the Headwaters region – paddle trips, cabin stays, gift certificates – over $2,500 worth of prizes! Thank you to the following businesses that donated to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival raffle:

2 Dog Restaurant
Appalachian Outfitters
Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville
Atlanta Seafood Market
BiBa’s Italian Restaurant
Caroline’s Lucky Dog Salon
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Crossroads Deli
Diamond AutoSpa and Lube
Downtown Drafts
Dress Up Gainesville
Elevation Fitness
Forest Hills Resort
Friends of GA State Parks
Home Depot
Honey Baked Ham
Ken Beck Fishing Tours
Lake Lanier Canopy Tours
Longstreet Café
Natural Juice Café
Outside World Outfitters
Paradise Boat Rentals
Pelican Pete’s
Pet Pleasers Bakery
Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club
Southern Smoq BBQ
Studio 5 Salon
The 02 Lift @ the Spa on Green St.
The Collegiate Grill
Truelove Celebrations Bakery
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
Vine and Cheese
Wild Wings Café
Wildwood Outfitters

2018 Films

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

2018 Wild and Scenic® Film Festival Sponsors

River Conservator

River Steward

River Patron

Mike and Lynn Briggs
David Chester
Gainesville Flooring
Nantahala Outdoor Center
North Georgia Label

Friend of the River

Susan and Bill Brooksher
CORE Benefit Solutions
Jake Martin & Son Contractors Inc.
Karen and John McHugh
Joanne Steele

River Supporter

A Garden for Wellness
Clermont Vet Hospital
Gainesville Physical Therapy
Marco’s Pizza
Milton Martin Toyota
Rushton + Company
The Tire Barn – Bill and Jack Roper

National Sponsors

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Klean Kanteen
Orion Magazine
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company