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CRM Virtual Speaker Series: How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers?

February 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Connecticut River Museum Talks: How Did We Clean Up Our Rivers? An Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the Connecticut River Watershed.

Andrew Fisk, Ph.D., Executive Director at the Connecticut River Conservancy will be our guest, speaking on the history and technology of clean water, and what should “clean” mean.

We all have a responsibility to make our rivers clean, healthy, and full of life. New England has been both at the forefront of making them dirty in the first place, as well as leading in early efforts to make them clean again. Dr. Fisk will present an engaging talk about the history of clean water, the technology we’ve built to make it so, and of course the politics and debates about what we think “clean” should actually mean.

Andrew has served as Executive Director since 2011. He formerly served as Director of the Land and Water Quality Bureau at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and other positions in state government. Andrew has had extensive experience with a range of state and federal environmental quality statutes and working to collaboratively solve complex environmental problems. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, as well as a master’s in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University. Andrew is currently chair of the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission and sits on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. He has served as President of the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Agencies and Chair of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.

The Connecticut River Museum may record this webinar, including all questions, comments, etc. by the audience. By participating, you agree to allow the recording to be posted on the Connecticut River Museum’s website, Facebook page, Instagram feed, and other media. Please consider a donation to support CRM. If you have already donated, thank you for your support.

Tuesday, February 9|6:00—7:00 pm

Museum Members: $5.00, Non-Members: $10.00

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