“Gaining Ground” to be released October 24, 2011

On October 24, 2011 The Downstream Project and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will release our new Gaining Ground DVD and Website, over a year in the production. This exciting collaboration on soil conservation features the full range of Downstream capabilities in omnimedia services.

Field School: An Eco-tour on the Shenandoah

The Downstream Project recently partnered with River and Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, MD and the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Environmental Stewardship group for an eco-tour of the Shenandoah River .

“Voices of the River” Screened at historic Byrd Theater

Members of the Virginia State legislature were treated to a screening of Shenandoah: Voices of the River at the historic Byrd Theater in Richmond on Jan. 14. The League of Conservation Voters hosted the event, where Downstream founder George Ohrstrom addressed the group of around 75 dignitaries. Here is an excerpt of his address: “…The […]

Preserving the Monongahela

The Downstream Project has been following the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Youth Group as they study environmental stewardship and put our faith into action by actively supporting and advocating for more wilderness area’s in the Monongahela National Forest. Every spring, our group takes a camping trip to Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. We find the wilderness to be […]

Historic Long Branch Presents Environmental Preservation Award to Downstream Founder

Long Branch Historic House and farm began the holiday season with its “Olde English Christmas.” Over 250 people attended the black-tie event hosted by Thomas T. and Sharon Byrd. Two new awards were presented at the gala and the Environmental Preservation Award was received by Downstream Project founder, George L. Ohrstrom II. Among his many […]

Take the River Network’s Clean Water Act Course

This course is designed to give you options about how to learn about the Clean Water Act based on your interests.The course is meant as a companion to the River Network book, The Clean Water Act: An Owner’s Manual. Course content is structured to help you: isolate specific problems identify possible solutions develop and leverage […]

Track the Clean Water Restoration Act

Here’s a great site to track the progress of the Clean Water Restoration Act: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-787 And here’s a good page on the Myths and Facts of the Act: http://www.cleanwateraction.org/feature/clean-water-restoration-act-2009-myths-and-facts

EcoVenture Day 25 Webcast

It’s been 25 days on the trail and the river. It’s raining on and off and promises to pour all night. The team misses a drop point where they’ll meet Pam Patterson for a hot dinner and have to backtrack half a mile.

EcoVenture Day 24 Webcast

Near Luray, in Page County, a cold morning and a 22 ft dam greet our intrepid travelers.  

EcoVenture Day 23 Webcast

Travis Patterson steps in with a selection of his still photographs for day 23 after George Patterson’s video camera takes a swim on day 22. You can see the full Travis Patterson EcoVenture photo journal here. Good News: The team now has a replacement video camera and will be able to complete posts of the […]