Volunteers set up the Silent Auction at the Tidewater Inn. Exclusive items included “The One that Got Away” handmade quilt. Pictured (left to right) are Jenny Abel, Meta Boyd, Jane Seldon, Suzanne Sullivan, Elle Bassett, Kristan Droter, Beth Horstman, and Jeanne Rhian

The 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival broke records for attendance and fundraising. We sold over 270 tickets and had great success with our Silent Auction and River of Giving. Thanks to the support of festivalgoers and event sponsors, we made a profit of an estimated $31,000. All funds will go directly toward protecting and restoring Midshore rivers by supporting our advocacy for clean water laws and policies and oyster restoration, along with our water quality monitoring programs and many important outreach and education initiatives that engage our community in our river protection efforts.