Wild & Scenic Film Festival will show Earth’s challenges

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Florida Trail Association (FTA) is proud to present: the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 10 pm at the Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville.

This outdoor screening will offer a unique program of environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They will show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it. Viewers will climb the highest peaks and trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world and witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action.

There will be live music, raffle items, door prizes, drink discounts (courtesy of Swamp Head Brewery) and food vendors. Folks will have the chance to interact with local, Florida-based organizations dedicated to supporting outdoor recreation and environmental conservation throughout the state.

All proceeds go to support the Florida Trail Association, a nonprofit organization partnered with the U.S. Forest Service committed to developing, maintaining, protecting and promoting the Florida National Scenic Trail. Guests will learn about the Florida Trail and discover how to get involved.

Ticket prices:

$14 @ door ($10 pre-pay) – General Admission

$12 @ door ($8 pre-pay) – Students, senior citizens (55 and older), and veterans (with valid ID presented at event)

$12 @ door ($8 pre-pay) – Active FTA members (with confirmation by FTA administrators)

Free for youth (10 and younger)

Buy tickets at: http://tiny.cc/ftawild

The event starts at 5 pm, with food and drinks available for purchase throughout the evening. Live music performances will occur from 5:30-6:15 pm, and the films start at 6:30 pm.

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