Show: Along the Blackstone

Episode: Along the Blackstone - People do Make a Difference The History of ZAP.mpg

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The Blackstone River was known for its foul stench, the colorful dyes from the textile industry, the heavy and toxic metals from the many machinery mills and a river bank that was just hard to find due to all the litter and junk that was piled up along its banks. Today, Osprey’s can be found fishing its waters. Beavers are back. And the Blackstone is now known for three major canoe & kayak races, what changed? It was the people who changed and they fought back to clean the rivers and stop government, businesses and anyone else from dumping trash into the Blackstone. Excerpts from the 1972 David Rosser film will give you a pretty good idea how far the river has come, but it was a wide range of individuals who made a difference. The group was call C.A.N.A.L – Committee for the Advancement of Natural Areas in Lincoln (RI) and they were environmentalists before we knew what an “environmentalist” was. Join us as Along the Blackstone Episode #55 shows us why a housewife in the late 1960’s climbed up on a bull dozer to ask the operator who he worked for so she could write that man a letter protesting the dumping of trash into the river – People Do Make a Difference.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 07:55

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