This oral history project is focused on recording the stories of the people who stepped up, spoke out, took action and joined forces with others to address water quality issues facing the Minnesota River. The intent is to inspire a new generation of advocates by recording how the movement to clean up the Minnesota River got started, what it has accomplished and where it is going.
The director of the project is Anne Queenan, writer of accompanying blog stories and videographer/producer of the clips featured on the Voices of the River website.
Copies of the complete oral history transcripts will be archived and posted on the Voices of the River site. The project has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
It is also supported by matched donations made to Clean Up the River Environment (CURE).