New Life for America’s Big City Rivers Trailer

Podcast mini-series launching EARTH DAY, April 22, 2021.

Over 32 million people–roughly 10% of all Americans–live in metropolitan areas along three of America’s rivers–The Charles River of Boston, the Chicago River of the city that shares its name, and the Hudson River of New York.  

“New Life for America’s Big City Rivers” is a mini-series of three podcast episodes taking a deep dive into these rivers where a confluence of community activism, public-private collaboration, and the Clean Water Act of 1972 created the foundation for remarkable stories of stewardship progress and opportunity.  

Each of these rivers has a story of a turn-around; each of these rivers has a story of vision and passion; and, each of these rivers has a story of hope with eyes wide-open to the extraordinary challenges ahead. 

Join us for conversations with:

Laura Jasinski, of the Charles River Conservancy,

Margaret Frisbie with the Friends of the Chicago River, and

Robert Pirani, with the Hudson River Foundation.

This RiverSpeak Podcast series launches Earth Day, April 22, 2021. 

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