How can we promote place-based awareness within our shared watersheds, and how would that impact flood resilience, ecological integrity, and community development? How do our human relationships affect watershed health?
On May 3rd, 2018, the Green River Watershed Alliance explored these questions during their panel discussion at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro, VT. The evening was all about defining what "watershed identity" means, why it's important, and how to create a meaningful sense of place in our communities.
Moderated by Gaye Symington of the High Meadows Fund, and facilitated by Emily Davis of the Windham Regional Commission, the panel discussion featured; Rhonda Anderson (Indigenous/Water Rights Activist & Speaker), Peter Forbes (Co-Founder of the Center for Whole Communities, Author & Speaker), Steve Libby (Executive Director, Vermont River Conservancy).
This video is produced by the Green River Watershed Alliance and the Windham Regional Commission, with funding support from the High Meadows Fund. It is part of The Confluence Project, an experiment in creative placemaking organized between the artist residency program of Vermont Performance Lab and the community development and water quality work of the Windham Regional Commission. Special thanks for our partners: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont Performance Lab Brattleboro Community Television