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Wild and Scenic Film Festival
April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm$12
Join us for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival!
Hosted by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the festival will take place in High Gravity and will benefit the Mills River Valley Trail.
What is the festival?
Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a series of short films followed by a speaker panel featuring local activists including Micah Pullyn, founder of Asheville Van Life, and representatives from Conserving Carolina, Pisgah Area SORBA, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
The doors open at 6:00PM. Show will begin at 6:30PM and the panel begins at 8:45PM. Beer and food will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $12 per person. All proceeds of the showing will benefit Conserving Carolina’s support of the Mills River Valley Trail.
The Mills River Valley Trail
A new path along NC 280 is being developed that will create a safe route for walking and biking, linking the heart of Mills River to the French Broad River. The Mills River Valley Trail will make travel along that route safer for everyone, provide opportunities for recreation, and make Mills River a more attractive place to live and work. It will also connect residents, employees and visitors to local businesses and community resources.
The town of Mills River successfully applied for grant funding from NCDOT that will pay for 80% ($240,000) of the cost of the first phase of construction of this project. Conserving Carolina has partnered with the town and is leading the fundraising effort for this project to raise the required 20% local matching funds. Conserving Carolina has a strong history of developing parks, trails and greenways in partnership with local governments including Henderson County and the towns of Fletcher, Flat Rock and Laurel Park. In 2013, with the support of local donors, Conserving Carolina initiated the vision for the Mills River Valley Trail with a preliminary conceptual study developed in partnership with the town. Since then, Conserving Carolina has continued to work with the town to make the vision a reality.