#lookfortheriver

#lookfortheriver is a watershed restoration campaign launched by the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership in partnership with coLAB Arts and Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Landscape Architecture.

#lookfortheriver is a package of defined actions communities can engage in around stream protection, flood resilience and environmental restoration. (See: stormdrain stenciling 101)

#lookfortheriver trains community members to “look” for buried, hidden or neglected streams. We do this using landscape cues and historical research. (See: the Lyell’s Brook Green Infrastructure Landscape Corridor concept).

#lookfortheriver is how we remember forgotten landscapes. We do this by observing water flows, by tracing land contours, and by re-discovering our buried streams.

#lookfortheriver is how we link our cities and towns to our rivers and streams. We do this by tracing the history of commerce, agriculture and recreation that prompted settlement on water’s edge. (See: Rail-Arts-River RARitan)

#lookfortheriver is how we celebrate our waterways. We do this by bringing our communities together for play and exploration and stewardship. (See: RE:connect and “The Run Off”)

coLAB Arts “Watershed Moment” 2016

#lookfortheriver is a movement to foster deep understanding of how we relate to the most vital force on earth: water. (See: Municipal Public Access Plans)

#lookfortheriver is a creative approach to community engagement around watershed restoration. (See: Watershed Sculpture Project)

#lookfortheriver links science, art and community celebration through projects including stormwater management, stream daylighting, impervious cover remediation and Green Infrastructure.