Thu. Jan 10, 2013 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us at Wistariahurst for an inspiring evening with citizen leader and environmental pioneer, Marion Stoddart. The program will offer a chance to learn more about The Trustees of Reservations and to watch a 30-minute documentary that provides a gripping profile of an ordinary person who realized her power to make a difference. The film, The Work of 1000, shares Marion Stoddart’s exhilarating effort to clean-up the Nashua River, a tributary of the Merrimack River in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; once one of the 10 most polluted rivers inAmerica.
Marion Stoddart has been invited to answer questions and to share her experiences about rescuing the Nashua Riverby advocating for legislation to fight pollution at the state and federal level, including lobbying successfully for the Massachusetts Clean Water Act. In the mid-1960s, Stoddart campaigned to restore the Nashua and its tributaries by building coalitions with labor and business leaders.
With help from the federal government, multiple treatment plants were built or upgraded along the Nashua Riverand by the end of the twentieth century, many areas of the river were once again safe for swimming. Marion Stoddart’s work is the subject of the documentary The Work of 1000. A “Q and A” about the environment/ conservation/ the Connecticut River in Holyoke will follow the screening. This program is Free and Open to the Public
Photo Credit: Work of 1000.com