Tuesday April 23, 2013

The Berkshire Athenaeum will host a presentation by environmentalist Marion Stoddart and a screening of "Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1,000" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

Stoddart is responsible for leading the effort to reclaim the Nashua River, once called the most polluted river in America.

How Stoddart encouraged the grass root effort which restored wildlife to the river and made it a recreation destination is the subject of the documentary.

Stoddard has received many awards including the United Nations Global 500 Award and a presidential commendation. She was an honoree of the National Women’s History Project, has been profiled in National Geographic, and is the subject of the children’s book, "A River Ran Wild."

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.