Marion Stoddart, Nashua River Mural, 26' x 140'
The Nashua River Mural is dedicated to the work and environmentalist Marion Stoddart. In the 1960s the The Nashua River was one of the most polluted rivers in the country in the 1960s. It was being massively polluted by paper mills along it's banks. It was a time in which there were no environmental laws or protection. The river was being used as a dumping ground, and Marion organized one of the first efforts of it's kind to enact legislation and clean up efforts that brought the Nashua River back to life. Marion's work is also featured in the documentary, Work of 1000.