Working for a Sustainable Future A community comes together to protect their valuable natural resources and rural way of life from encroaching industrial development. The post Downstream Video: Jefferson County Vision appeared first on The Downstream Project.
The Downstream Project
Protecting watersheds by promoting awareness, alliance, and action through creative technology and communication.
As the saying goes “we all live downstream.” But at The Downstream Project, it’s more than a saying. It’s the underlying principle behind everything we do, beginning with our flagship 2009 film, Shenandoah: Voices of the River. This 52-minute documentary examines the history, ecology, and beauty of this treasured natural resource—and the potentially devastating impacts on its future. In all of our omni-media efforts, we continue to utilize this “in their own words” approach to capture and convey the energy and passion and commitment of our project partners and their missions.
In the words of TDP founder George Ohrstrom: “The hope is that people will educate themselves and stand up and become a voice for downstream issues because they are exceedingly important to all of us.”
The Mainstem Network is a destination for all WDC members, technical service providers, funders and supporters to connect digitally to discuss all components of community water monitoring with the goal of delivering data that sparks action. Learn More here… The post Water Data Collaborative launches the Mainstem Network appeared first on The Downstream Project.
The Downstream Project teamed up with Steamboat Run Community Organization (Than Hitt) and Potomac Valley Audubon (KC Walters) to produce a brief video on a prescribed burn in the Steamboat Run meadow near Shpherdstown, WV. On February 20th Shepherdstown area residents gathered in the Steamboat Run meadow to witness the expertise of James Remuzzi and […]
Lucas Stephens of the Internet of Water hosts a Webinar on Water Reporter with presenter John Dawes of the Commons. The post Webinar on Water Reporter by the Internet of Water appeared first on The Downstream Project.
The Commons is partnering with the Potomac Riverkeeper Network and the Downstream Project to help enact the Shenandoah Watershed Compact, a shared vision for a clean, healthy river. Learn about how they are developing a watershed map with real-time monitoring data to support water quality advocacy with state environmental agencies. Presenters include John Dawes of […]
we were excited to announce our partnership with The Commons and the Water Data Collaborative in a pilot project called Water Watch to support citizen science water monitoring programs in the Shenandoah Valley. The post Looking back upstream: 2021 Milestones appeared first on The Downstream Project.
Excerpts From the Award Letter: “Each year the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association recognizes Heritage Area leaders who have established a legacy of historic preservation and land conservation with its Heritage Hero Award. Our Board of Directors thoroughly discussed nominees and unanimously agreed that you would be an outstanding recipient for 2021. Your fellow winner […]
Your leadership in Clarke County has been unmatched and your contributions to the Clarke County Easement Authority over the last 18 years, including as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer, have resulted in 8,600 acres being placed under easement. The post Downstream’s Founder George Ohrstrom Receives 2021 Heritage Hero Award appeared first on The Downstream Project.
The Downstream Project was selected to re-design the Website for the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), headquartered in and serving the greater Richmond, VA area. CRLC is the first group from this region of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to join the growing Downstream Network of water and land conservancies. The new Website was launched on […]
The Downstream Project was selected from a raft of contenders to re-design the Website for the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), headquartered in and serving the greater Richmond, VA area. CRLC is the first group from this region of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to join the growing Downstream Network of water and land conservancies. The […]
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition
- Changing Landscapes Initiative
- Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains
- Friends of the Shenandoah River
- Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle
- Land Trust of Virginia
- Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
- Piedmont Environmental Council
- Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
- The Downstream Project
- Virginia Working Landscapes