Introducing the Presumpscot River Project

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!

Presumpscot River Project
The Presumpscot originates in the Sebago Lake Basin (lower right). I have already been exploring the river and mapping out a canoe route, along with partner Kyle Joyce.

More resilient ecosystems, economies

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:

http://blog.ecotrust.org/author/edeans/

Ecotrust is a nonprofit committed to creating more resilient ecosystems & economies.