On Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. on New Hampshire's PBS channel 11, the Forest Society is premiering its new documentary, The Merrimack: River at Risk. This documentary will explore why the Merrimack is at risk and how we can save it. If you do not have access to the NHPBS channel, you may view the premiere online at http://nhpbs.org/Merrimackriver, NHPBS YouTube TV, and on NHPBS Facebook.
The Merrimack River was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S., but is now the most threatened watersheds in the country. Many towns and cities rely on this river, having made their mark by harnessing the rivers power. Due to creating the largest manufacturing plants in the world, the river endured heavy pollution. Over the last 50 years the River has been cleaned up, thanks to the The Clean Water Act of 1972. In 2016, the river was named one of the most endangered rivers in the United States by the nonprofit American Rivers, even though 80% of the watershed is still underdeveloped and forested. What could have caused this River to become endangered? And how can we save it?
Visit the forest society's website to read more about this documentary and be sure to tune in on Thursday, July 23 on NH PBS channel 11 at 8 p.m. to learn the answers.