I am excited to share that for my final graduate multimedia project (thesis) I am exploring the Presumpscot River in southern Maine. I grew up within the Presumpscot’s watershed–the river is about a five minute drive from my parents’ home in Gorham and the Little River, a tributary, runs through our backyard. I will be posting updates as I canoe the river, learn about its history, and make connections to the greater ecosystems of which it is part!
Ecotrust’s mission is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems in the northwest and around the world. A nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, Ecotrust’s many innovations include co-founding the world’s first environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic, and environmental decision making.
As a communications assistant for Ecotrust, I have blogged on a variety of issues, ranging from community fisheries to nuclear legacy. You can follow along at: