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Student film festival to feature projects on Carson watershed

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Winners of the Carson River Coalition Education Working Group’s “Keep Streamsides Greener, Keep Water Cleaner” contest will be announced at the Carson River Film Festival 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.

View the student films entered in the annual competition at http://www.facebook.com/carsonriver?v=app_2392950137. The public is invited to view the videos and vote to “like” their favorites.

A panel of judges has reviewed the entries and will announce the winners at the Thursday event, which is free and open to the public. Winners of the competition will receive $250 and have their work shown at the film festival.

Students from schools located within the Carson River watershed were invited to enter this year’s competition, which is designed to spark creative messages about preserving, protecting and restoring the river and its sensitive shoreline.

The 1- to 3-minute information videos focus on how the Carson River benefits people and the community. All entries were required to include an action message that prompts people to take steps to help protect the river. The contest is sponsored by the Carson River Coalition Education Working Group.