Building Your Own Stream Monitoring Remote Sensor

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, […]

Soundings: The Back Story

This story was first posted in July of 2014, but provides a little back story to my ongoing adventures on the good ship Arcadia and my good friend Lex Birney’s entry into the Annapolis Bermuda Race 2016. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch […]

Clarke Resident George Ohrstrom Is A Conservation ‘Superman’

Posted March 24, 2014 By Val Van Meter, The Winchester Star reprinted with permission BERRYVILLE — Unlike other sports which need an arena, or a field or even a court, fox hunting can only be pursued over large stretches of open land. That’s one reason why The Chronicle of the Horse magazine and the Masters of […]

American Conservation Film Festival selects “Shenandoah, Voices of the River”

The Film Selection Committee of the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) informed us this week that “Shenandoah: Voices of the River” has been selected for screening at this year’s festival, scheduled for November 5-8, 2009, in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia!

The Downstream Project proudly presents Shenandoah: Voices of the River

The Downstream Project proudly presents Shenandoah: Voices of the River. Nearly two years in the making, this 52-minute documentary film examines the history, ecology, and beauty of this treasured natural resource—and the potentially devastating impacts on its future. With TDP founder George Ohrstrom as Executive Producer, and just one of a raft of “voices” to […]