Reclaiming the Merrimack is a call-to-action book that outlines the history of the beloved river and reveals that the time is now to make it cleaner.
The Merrimack is the site of the start of the Industrial Revolution, but commercial garbage and municipal effluent have gone into the river for decades. Yet more than 600,000 residents still get their drinking water from this waterway, so it is imperative to reduce the pollution.
Author-journalist Dyke Hendrickson provides a path to improvement. Billions of federal dollars are now available through the infrastructure plan by the Biden Administration to improve sewage-treatment plants and drinking-water facilities. “This is the best time to clean rivers and lakes since the passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972,” says Hendrickson, an award-winning writer who is the author of seven other books.
Readers will learn how local governments can access clean-up money—and how much better the river will be when it is fully clean.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Dyke Hendrickson is an award-winning author/journalist living on the Merrimack in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This is his sixth book. He has always lived near the water, and newspapers for which he worked include the Portland Press Herald, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and the Boston Herald. His last newspaper job was as waterfront reporter for The Daily News in Newburyport. Earlier books were Nautical Newburyport and New England Coast Guard Stories. Other publications for which he has written include USA Today, the Boston Globe, and Tennis magazine. He is currently an outreach historian for the Merrimack River Watershed Council.
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Publication Date: 28th August 2023
State: New Hampshire
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Rivers
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)