Andrew Fisk, Executive Director,,  413-772-2020 ext.208

Colleen Bent, Development Associate,, 413-772-2020 ext.206


The Power of Water / The Power of Words

A Community Art Project tells a thousand stories

Greenfield, MA –

  • Friday, September 2, Installation Kick-Off, 5:30 – 8:30pm, River Garden, Brattleboro, VT. On display through September 30.
  • Thursday, September 29, Closing Reception, 5:30 -7:30pm, River Garden, Brattleboro, VT. With music, refreshments and a discussion of this project.
  • Free and open to the public.

What do your rivers mean to you? The Connecticut River Watershed Council, in partnership with Art and Dialogue, has gathered your river stories and your hopes and dreams for the future of our rivers. Participants young and old wrote personal notes on sculpted pieces of colored paper that are transformed into a massive and inspiring community art installation. Assembled in a flowing wall display, it speaks of the Connecticut River being cleaner and hydropower greener. All of these stories will be submitted as official public comment to the government hydroelectricity relicensing agencies.

It’s not too late to have a say! You can add your voice to the river of words at the River Garden. You can also invite us to your group for this FREE presentation. For more information, contact Colleen Bent, at or 413-772-2020 ext.206. Funding generously provided by the Putnam Foundation.

The Connecticut River Watershed Council works to protect the watershed from source to sea. As stewards of this heritage, we celebrate our four-state treasure and collaborate, educate, organize, restore and intervene to preserve its health for generations to come. Our work informs our vision of economic and ecological abundance. To learn more about CRC, or to join the effort and help protect our rivers, visit

Learn more about Art and Dialogue at

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