A New Film – The Merrimack: River at Risk


The Merrimack River is the birthplace of the industrial revolution in America. Mills in cities like Manchester, New Hampshire and Lowell, Massachusetts were the largest manufacturing plants in the world in the 19th century. Like many rivers in America, the Merrimack was heavily polluted by the 1960’s, but due to the Clean Water Act, the Merrimack has been cleaned up considerably since then. Remarkably, more than 80% of the Merrimack watershed is still undeveloped and largely forested, yet in 2016 the river was named one of the most endangered rivers in the US by American Rivers. Since then, I have been working with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to produce a film that tells the Merrimack’s story and explains why the river is in trouble today. Almost four years later, I am happy to announce that we’ll be releasing the film this fall.

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