Lost Rivers Film Screening
As a fund raiser for the Hodgson Brook Restoration Project (http://www.hodgsonbrook.org/) to help restore and protect the river that runs directly underneath our makerspace we will screen Lost Rivers at 7pm on Mon Jan 20th donations accepted at the door.
Once upon a time, in almost every city, many rivers flowed. Why did they disappear? How? And could we see them again? This documentary tries to find answers by meeting visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world.
Hodgson Brook is a small freshwater stream that flows through the heart of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The brook originates in uplands west of the city and continues easterly to North Mill Pond, which empties into the Piscataqua River. Over time, local land uses and urbanization have degraded the brook's physical, chemical and biological state. In many places the brook is hidden from public view and enjoyment due to development and restricted access. Because of the brook's pollution problems and low visibility, it has been largely ignored, neglected, and forgotten.
The Hodgson Brook Watershed encompasses 2,135 acres in the heart of Portsmouth, NH. The Hodgson Brook Restoration Project seeks to improve the water quality and habitats of Hodgson Brook through monitoring, education, and building community partnerships. The project is funded by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and managed by Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation.