Department Of Interior
|Office of the Secretary||
Contact: Anne James
|For Imediate Release: April 21, 2003||
To Save a River Photo Exhibit Opens at Interiors Museum
To Save a River, an exhibit
of photographs by Dennis C. Shultz depicting the extraordinary beauty
of Maines Ducktrap River, opens today at the U.S. Department of
the Interior Museum.
Shultz photographed the ponds, hemlocks, and riverbanks of the Ducktrap Watershed in various seasons over a three-year period, using a large format camera. His platinum prints evoke the rivers beauty which, he writes, flows from its subtlety, its quietude, its isolation.
A recently published book of the same title, To Save A River, reproduces 75 of the photographs, including all those on display at the Interior Museum. The exhibit marks the beginning of a 12-month, four-part series on Art, Collaboration & Conservation at the U.S. Department of the Interiors headquarters building.
The Coastal Mountains Land Trust leads the coalition of local, state, federal, and non-profit members that has permanently conserved 82 percent of the land adjacent to the Ducktrap River through conservation easements and outright purchase.
The coalitions members include a local planning board; Audubon and Nature Conservancy chapters; a 4-H camp, the Atlantic Salmon Commission, Trout Unlimited; state departments of Fisheries and Wildlife, and Environmental Protection; in addition to the Interior Departments U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Commerce Departments National Marine Fisheries Service.
The Interior Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except federal holidays) and the third Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Adult visitors must present a form of photo identification (such as a drivers license, student ID, or employment card) when entering the Main Interior Building which is at 1849 C Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C. Wheelchair access is available at the 18th and E Streets entrance. For more information, call 208-4743.
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