A SEASON OF CHANGE

The Director’s Message – As NWNL approaches its 10th birthday, we’re pausing to applaud these years. Since 2006, Jasmine Graf and I’ve researched and documented many global watershed issues. Since 2014, Jenna Petrone and I’ve archived our film photo library. Now they are each pursuing graduate degrees. With hearty thanks, I wish them clear waters, voice and vision.

Seeing the growing interest in watershed communities and healthy rivers, NWNL is gathering wonderful new partners and advisors to strengthen future efforts. Christina Belasco is our new Project Manager, promoting stewardship solutions with her photo-video storytelling skills. You too are part of this new NWNL surge! Please join in!

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HAPPY SUMMER! Alison M. Jones

FOR EVERYONE THERE IS A SEASON

Goodbye from Jenna – It has been an absolute pleasure to work for NWNL. I am grateful for my time here and for all I’ve learned. Although sad to say goodbye to the wonderful people I’ve met while here, I’m happy to pursue my MFA at Parsons School of Design. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Alison and Jaz. Thank you. – Jenna

Jenna, thank you for creating NWNL Hydro-graphics and digitizing our film archive.

Goodbye from Jaz – It’s been a pleasure and an honor to work with Alison for 10 years. The NWNL foundations are in line with my passions: science, a chance to investigate and study the natural world; and the arts, a chance to challenge boundaries and deepen insights into experiences. Researching NWNL issues broadened my perspective and instilled in me a greater purpose. I’ll take that with me as I pursue my Masters at Univ. of Notre Dame. I’ve enjoyed working with so many of you! Please stay in touch with me on LinkedIn! – Jasmine

Jaz, thank you for your design skills, attention to detail, and grasp of our NWNL Mission.

Hello from Christina – I’m documentary photojournalist and videographer passionate about the environment. Since graduating from Univ. of Oregon. I’ve worked in Oregon, Pennsylvania and NY. Now that I’ve happily stumbled upon NWNL, I will use my visual storytelling skills to help convey the importance of conserving global watersheds. – Christina

Christina, thank you for so quickly enhancing NWNL InstaGram posts, blogging on pollution, key-tagging photos, designing mailings and managing all that allows NWNL to meet its goals.

FOR EVERY SEASON THERE IS A PURPOSE

NWNL “Voices of the River” – A NANPA grant and private donors are helping fund transcriptions of our stewards’ and scientists’ interviews - the backbone of upcoming NWNL products.

A New NWNL Fiscal Sponsor – As a Senior Fellow of iLCP/The International League of Conservation Photographers, I am happy to announce iLCP is our new 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsor. If you haven’t given yet this year, go to DONATE.

2016 NWNL Expeditions – Coverage of the Raritan River Basin and CA Drought continues. NWNL has applied for a grant to fund Raritan Bay documentation through 2017.

A TIME TO PLANT AND A TIME TO BUILD UP

NWNL Social Media is growing with new water themes on Instagram
NWNL Hydro-Graphics are online as free Educational Tools
NWNL Photo Exhibit at Masters School (Westchester NY, Fall 16 – Spring 17)

A TIME TO GATHER TOGETHER

Society of Woman Geographers – Alison is a proud new member of SWG.
NWNL Blog – Watch for blogs by new guests, Lana Straub on “Water and Public Health”, Meredith Comi on “Living Shorelines” and many others.
NWNL Partners – We are busy fostering new partners with similar missions.
Upstream-Downstream – NWNL’s calls for watershed unity are being heard.

SEASONS and CYCLES

Titles in this letter are adapted from a 1960s song by The Byrds. They remind us to chill out in the “Heat Dome” of this U.S. summer and focus on cycles. Our favorite cycle is The Water Cycle!