American Conservation Film Festival was March 10 – 12 in Shepherdstown & Elsewhere

by admin on March 17, 2023

Mary Anne Hitt was the Main Speaker on March 12th ……. (Click this image to read it)

@ American Conservation Film Festival 2023 @

Evolve Shepherdstown (106 W. German Street) is the festival’s pop-up headquarters, a place for guests to pop in and meet representatives from conservation groups like Solar Holler, Sky Truth, Trout Unlimited, WV Rivers, Garden Stewards, and Oak Springs Garden Foundation. Film stars and filmmakers were popping in throughout the weekend, including the on-screen personalities from Hellbent and Little Stream, Big Magic, and filmmaker Neil Losin of sym•bee•o•sis.

At 1pm on Sunday afternoon, Shepherdstown resident Mary Anne Hitt, international climate advocate and activist, read an excerpt from her essay included in ”All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis”.

At 2pm, we learned more about West Virginia’s native brook trout and star of the film, “Little Stream, Big Magic” from Than Hitt, research biologist. Did you miss the art installation “School of Trout” created by fourth grade students at Shepherdstown Elementary School. Over 50 beautifully collaged trout greeted visitors to Evolve all weekend.

Admission was free. Evolve was open Sat & Sun 11AM to 5PM.


The American Conservation Film Festival 2023

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