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Banff Mountain Film Fest benefits RON

Experience adventure on the big screen when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour makes a stop at Monterey’s Golden State Theatre on March 1, sponsored by REI Marina. The proceeds will benefit CSU Monterey Bay's Return of the Natives project.

Showtime is 7 p.m.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an annual event that recognizes outstanding independent films dealing with mountain culture and the environment. They vary from short subjects to full length.

The tour brings Banff to audiences around the globe. Immediately after the festival ends in November, a selection of the best films goes on tour to more than 360 locations worldwide.

Tickets are $17 for REI members, $20 for non-members. Tickets are on sale now at REI, 145 Gen. Stilwell Drive in Marina.

For more information, call 883-8048. The Return of the Natives restoration project is the education and outreach branch of the Watershed Institute at CSUMB. RON's environmental goal is to protect the waters of the Monterey Bay through restoration of the waterways and the lands draining into the bay. RON's social goal is to bring people and nature together on its restoration and garden projects in the watersheds of the Monterey Bay.