Fifty years ago, Maine’s rivers were open sewers for the conveyance of industrial and municipal waste. Today they have become thriving waterways for migrating fish and riverside communities. Maine Senator Ed Muskie played the central role in achieving passage of the Clean Water Act, which became law on October 18, 1972, but countless Maine people also have played vital roles in turning that law into a string of success stories.
Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director and Interim CEO for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) joined Colby Environmental Studies professor Philip Nyhus in discussing the progress achieved over the past 50 years, and challenges ahead, for Maine’s rivers, lakes, streams, and coastal waters.
50 Years of the Clean Water Act in Maine
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Olin Science Center, Room Olin-001
Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville