https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZUqd-qqqDIsrjJfRqHfZdTf633aamEq4A Online event
190 Park Road
Weston, MA 02493
History, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Bob Zimmerman served as Executive Director of CRWA from 1990 to 2018. When he began his tenure, the Charles River was literally used as a dumping ground for sewage and industrial pollutants. Today, US EPA considers the Charles River to be the cleanest urban river in the nation, and the Charles River and CRWA were the 2011 winners of the International River Foundation’s Theiss International Riverprize.
Bob did not come into the job with a background in science. He has a master’s degree in English, and prior to CRWA he had founded a winter sports academy. What he did bring was a skepticism of conventional wisdom, and belief in science. In the early 1990s the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) said the Charles River is dirty, and that the public should accept that it would never meet swimming and boating standards.
Join us for this informative, inspirational and entertaining back story of the cleanup of the Charles River.