Chehalis Basin Film Festival Coming to Centralia and Hoquiam 


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting Chehalis River Basin residents to the Chehalis Basin Film Festival. The festival will be broken up into two parts, with the first being on Feb. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the 7th Street Theater, located in Hoquiam at 313 Seventh Street. 

Then, the second part of the festival will be held on March 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the TransAlta Commons at Centralia College, located at 600 Centralia College Blvd. 

Both events are free to attend and will feature films highlighting the Chehalis River Basin’s vibrant wildlife, salmon recovery efforts, fish and wildlife conservation projects, habitat restoration projects and the value of collaboration within the basin. 

“Community has always been at the heart of the Chehalis Basin. This film festival is a chance for us all to celebrate our progress together for the future of the Chehalis Basin for fish, wildlife and the people,” WDFW Chehalis Basin Strategy Manager Celina Abercrombie said in a news release. 

Chehalis Basin Film Festival partners include the Chehalis Basin Lead Entity, Coast Salmon Partnership, the Grays Harbor Conservation District, the Grays Harbor Stream Team and the WDFW. 

“We are inviting folks to get out of the town with their friends and watch some films,” said Kirsten Harma, Chehalis Basin Lead Entity watershed coordinator, in the release. “We hope they will enjoy the chance to see some images of spring and nature on these cold winter days.” 

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