(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
The Kettle Range Conservation Group is hosting the seventh annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Quartzite Brewing in Chewelah this weekend.
On Saturday, the doors to the brewery will open at 5:45 p.m. and films will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the film festival will be avaliable for $15, cash or check only.
According to their website, the Kettle Range is a “unique grassroots conservation organization with regional influence.” The group said it anchors a largely urban-based conservation movement from rural northeast Washington.
For 18 years, the Kettle Range Conservation Group was an all-volunteer operation before opening it’s first office in Republic in 1994.
The Kettle Range Conservation Group was formed in 1976 to “seek Wilderness protection for the Kettle River Range Mountains,” and has been in the area for 32 years.
“Kettle Range has challenged hundreds of projects that threatened ancient forests, roadless areas and endangered species in the upper Columbia River Basin,” the website said. “Together with other colleagues, we have protected wilderness and stopped the destruction of more than one half million acres of publicly owned forests.”
For more information on the Kettle Range Conservation Group go to www.kettlerange.org.