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Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented at Ohiopyle Community Center

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Event planning committee members, (from left), Lisa Smith, of Stahlstown, Krissy Kasserman, of Somerset, Steve Barber, of Hopwood, and Jordan Hoover, of Indian Head, gather for a photo during the reception prior to the screening of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour, hosted by the Mountain Watershed Association, held at the Ohiopyle Community Center on Saturday evening, August 8, 2015.

The Mountain Watershed Association, home of the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper program, hosted the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Aug. 8 at Ohiopyle Community Center.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour focuses on environmental films that raise awareness, promote sustainability and call for action. The films are chosen from a collection shown in January at the festival’s home in Nevada City, Calif. In its 13th year, the festival travels to 140 cities across the country.

The Youghiogheny Riverkeeper program is a public advocate for the Youghiogheny River watershed, using grassroots efforts to defend against pollution, improve water quality and conserve the region’s ecology and character.

Festival sponsors were Ohiopyle Trading Post, Wilderness Voyageurs, Riversport, Unit4Media and Bloom Brew, which provided beverages for a reception prior to the screening.

Event committee members wereKrissy Kasserman, Lisa Smith, Ken Gfroerer, Debra Reilley, Janee Romesberg, Scott Bortree, Jordan Hoover, Jeri Lowe, Karen Oleksak and Steve Barber.

— Dawn Law

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