WHO WE ARE
The San Antonio River Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of the San Antonio River Authority, established to provide amenities and enhancements along the San Antonio River and its tributaries not funded by public monies. The River Foundation invests in and manages public projects that provide opportunities for residents and tourists to enjoy the river’s natural beauty, immerse themselves in its history and become thoughtful stewards of its future.
WHAT WE DO
The River Foundation creates unprecedented opportunities to enjoy and learn more about our river through free public programming and educational field trips at Confluence Park, numerous recreational experiences along, and on, the river, and funding and installing exciting urban art projects by renowned regional, national, and international artists. The River Foundation helps the citizens of San Antonio and its visitors become more thoughtful stewards of the land and water resources of the San Antonio River Basin.
ABOUT WILD & SCENIC
Held each January in Nevada City, California, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival celebrates the beauty and wonder of our natural world, and inspires audiences everywhere to take action to protect it. A fundraiser for SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizen’s League), proceeds from the flagship festival each year go directly to fostering the science, advocacy, activism and education that are crucial to keeping the river healthy and beautiful. Concerned citizens worldwide know the urgency of the many environmental crises facing our planet today, but most don’t know how they can contribute to the fight. Now, attendees in San Antonio can support their own local advocates for the environment by attending The San Antonio River Foundation’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour event.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 5-day event features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of National Partners: Peak Design, Hipcamp, EarthJustice, Miir and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the festival can reach an even larger audience.