The Visions of the Wild H2O festival returns to downtown Vallejo, Calif. October 15-18. The free festival will celebrate water in all of its dimensions: human and environmental needs, maritime history, recreation, and beauty. The U.S. Forest Service, along with many partners, is sponsoring the festival, which will feature films, field trips, speakers, and art exhibits.

“The U.S. Forest Service is delighted to once again partner with the community to host this exciting and important festival,” said Steve Dunsky – a representative from the agency who is heavily involved in the festival. “Restoring California’s watersheds is perhaps the most critical part of Forest Service’s mission, particularly in this time of drought and warming climate.”

Visions of the Wild H2O celebrates the role water has played in the Vallejo community’s and watershed’s history as well as the changing relationship with water use in light drought conditions.

The festival is a partnership among conservation and arts organizations, local governments and businesses. “The artists and merchants are adding their creativity to make this a spectacular, vibrant regional celebration,” said Susan McDonald, board member with the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation.

“Whether kayaking at Vallejo’s Lake Chabot, viewing the beavers in Napa, checking out the Science Discovery Lab at Rush Ranch, or helping to restore native vegetation along Blue Rock Springs Creek, Visions of the Wild H20 is here to connect us with our often invisible, yet ever present watershed,” said Doug Darling from the Vallejo Watershed Alliance. “There is something for everyone in this festival.”

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