1,000 stories to protect & improve your rivers – Are you ready to share your story?
Words are powerful, particularly yours! On Thursday, March 23rd from 7 to 9 pm, you are invited to the Howe Library for a lively and informative free public presentation of The Power of Water / The Power of Words, a community art and advocacy project for the Connecticut River.
As owners of our rivers, you have a unique opportunity to have a say in how five Connecticut River hydropower facilities will be operated for several generations. The five facilities, from Wilder, VT to Montague, MA, are currently being relicensed – a process that happens only once every 30-50 years.
This is your chance to tell legislators and energy regulators what your rivers mean to you and urge federal officials to improve the health and recreational use of the Connecticut River.
Participants are invited to share river stories and hopes and dreams for the future of our rivers to be displayed in a massive public participation community art installation. All of these stories will also be submitted as official public comment to the government hydroelectricity relicensing agencies. The full art exhibit will be on display in the Vermont State House for the month of March, and other locations to be determined.
This is an exciting opportunity to creatively engage in a policy-making process. You own your rivers and now is the time to speak up for a positive impact that will last a lifetime.