[Watch a 5-minute preview of Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000.]
MARION STODDART: THE WORK OF 1000
with Guest Appearance by Marion Stoddart
Thursday, November 17 @ 7PM
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
Seating is limited so RSVP’s are required to ensure your seat –
Please email Gwen Kozlowski at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat TODAY!
We’ve been patiently waiting for the perfect time to partner with one of our favorite local organizations, Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, and now the time has come! Please join us on Thursday, November 17, for a night of environmental awareness and discussion at a very special screening at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center of the 30 minute documentary Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000. It is our extreme pleasure to announce that our guest that night will be none other than the subject of the film, environmental activist Marion Stoddart.
ABOUT THE FILM
In the 1960s, the Nashua River in New Hampshire and central Massachusetts was one of the 10 most polluted in the country, clogged with multicolored, toxic sludge from nearby paper mills. Around that time, housewife Marion Stoddart moved to the area with her family, so close to the river they could smell its noxious fumes. At a low point in her life, she decided to fight her own emptiness by taking on the biggest challenge she could find—cleaning up the Nashua. Her dramatic success in mobilizing the community showed people that change was possible, even though they’d lost hope. Marion’s efforts helped get the Massachusetts Clean Rivers Act passed so that companies weren’t allowed to pollute rivers like the Nashua anymore. In the process, she won a United Nations award, was profiled in National Geographic, and had a widely-read children’s book written about her. Her secret? An ordinary person can do extraordinary things when they refuse to give up.
Thanks to Marion, children in the Nashua River Watershed and around the world have come to understand that one person can make a difference, even when the odds seem impossible.
Please mark your calendars for November 17 and plan on joining us and the great staff at Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust for an inspirational night of film! This event WILL sell out so your RSVP is essential to ensure you get a seat. Thank you so much for your support and we hope to see you in November!
Learn more about Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000 at Workof1000.org