Film festival hopes to bring new volunteers

3 years 8 months 1 week ago Sunday, February 08 2015 Feb 8, 2015 Sunday, February 08, 2015 5:19:10 PM CST February 08, 2015 in News
By: Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Missouri River Relief hosted the fifth annual "Wild and Scenic traveling Film Festival" at the Blue Note on Sunday.

The event screened three environmental films aimed to motivate more people to volunteer with the organization.

In addition to the films, there was also a silent auction, a variety of food for sale, and a live band before and after the films were shown. 

The Missouri River Relief is a Columbia non-profit organization that works to connect people to the Missouri River through river clean-ups and educational events. 

"We've had over twenty thousand volunteers help to remove over eight hundred tons of trash from the Missouri River and in addition to that we do a lot of education events and try to get kids down to the river and just people more connected with and learning about this huge resource that's right in our backyards," Melanie Cheney, Assistant Program Manager said.

The goal for today's event is to get more people in the community involved with the project.

 

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