The Power of Water The Power of Words
What Do You Want for Your River?
The Connecticut River Conservancy recognized the value of using public-participation art to gather feedback for their public outreach on the relicensing of five hydropower facilities on the Connecticut River. No boring questionnaires for them! The Stream of Conscience project was adapted to engage communities in a dialogue about their relationship to the Connecticut River and what the river means to them and their families. We gathered 1,000 personal narratives that were exhibited in Brattleboro and Montpelior, VT and Turners Falls, MA.
The Stream of Conscience is a conduit for providing input to the State and Federal government as they make decisions about how these dams will operate over the next 30 to 40 years.