Marion Stoddart Mural

This mural, executed in 2015 as a collaboration with artist Jon Allen, is a tribute to grassroots environmentalist Marion Stoddart. Beginning in the 70s, Ms. Stoddart began a movement to clean up the Nashua River in central Massachusetts and hold accountable the mills and factories that were dumping chemicals directly into the river. We believed it was important and eye-opening to show that one person can make an enormous difference if they’re willing to be loud enough and work hard enough. Marion’s example is just one of many individual efforts that have been forgotten over time, but that we wanted to publicize and encourage people to recognize and follow. To read more about the project, check out this article in the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

Image copyright Jon Allen.

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