With support from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and a Sullivan County Arts and Heritage Grant, the Conservancy partnered with local artist Laura Moran of the CONFLUENCE project, with the help of teen photographers Felix Freeland and Iris Gillingham, to ask local people to share their stories of how they interact with and value our Delaware River watershed. Share your own #MyWater story at www.facebook.com/DelawareHighlandsConservancy or on Twitter @DHConservancy.
It’s #MyWater. I protect it.
– Amy Gillingham, Wild Roots Farm
– Amy Yoes
– Bennett Windheim
– Brian Woods, Beach Lake Bakery
– C.G. Fitzgerald
– Carmel Mackay-Dalkeith & Iris Gillingham
– Emily Montgomery, Calkins Creamery
– Greg Swartz, Willow Wisp Farm
– Greg & Scott Van Gorder at Skinners Falls
– J. Morgan Puett
– Joe Freda
– Judah Catalan
– Karen Brauser
– Kyoshiin Lohr
– Nicole Slevin
Felix Freeland, age 15: I have been interacting with the Delaware Watershed for most of my life to date. When taking these portraits, I really wanted to capture all the features that make the water here special.
Iris Fen Gillingham, age 15: I was born and live at the top of the Delaware watershed, which is incredibly pristine. Being named after a wetland habitat and a wild flower that grows in it, I am inspired by the beauty of the water in my life, and strive to protect it.
This project made possible with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.