BTS paddles to celebrate 40 years of the Clean Water Act

Michael interviewing Jared Criscuolo  founder of BTS

Below The Surface (BTS) celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act with a paddle down the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. They have also launched their interactive Riverview Project, the core program of BTS in the coming years. This initiative is a effort to help protect America’s rivers through a permanent photographic record of the current conditions of America’s waterways. The main focus of the Riverview Project is to provide panoramic photos and videos of America’s most imperiled rivers. It is, essentially, Google’s Streetview for the nation’s waterways.

Yellow Cat videotaped the voyage for use by BTS. We spent much of the summer along the river shooting for the new exhibit at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community museum. The exhibit titled “Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement” just opened and runs until September 15, 2013. It explores the new relationships developing with cities, people and urban rivers. The Cities include Washington, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Louisville, London, and Shanghai.