Virginia Working Landscapes and The Downstream Project hosted a do-it-yourself environmental sensor workshop funded by the U.S. EPA, April 4–5 along the Shenandoah River in Clarke County, Va. Participants learned to build and use the open-source, Arduino-based real-time environmental monitoring systems, which offer individuals, communities, and organizations a low-cost alternative for monitoring water quality, quantity, […]
The mission of The Downstream Project is to promote natural resource conservation by stimulating awareness, action and alliances through visual arts and technology.
As the saying goes “we all live downstream.” But at The Downstream Project it’s more than a saying. It’s the underlying principle behind everything we do, beginning with our flagship 2009 film, Shenandoah: Voices of the River. This 52-minute documentary examines the history, ecology, and beauty of this treasured natural resource—and the potentially devastating impacts on its future. In all of our omni-media efforts we continue to utilize this “in their own words” approach to capture and convey the energy and passion and commitment of our project partners and their missions.
In the words of TDP founder George Ohrstrom: “The hope is that people will educate themselves and stand up and become a voice for downstream issues because they are exceedingly important to all of us.”