A Watershed Moment from Open Space Institute on Vimeo.
‘A Watershed Moment,’ Delaware River film,
debuts at Princeton Environmental Film Festival
by OSI and the William Penn Foundation, the film captures struggles and
successes in protecting and restoring the Delaware River Watershed. See film trailer.
New York, NY—April 1, 2016—A new film about on-the-ground efforts to protect the Delaware River
Watershed debuts April 10 at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Directed
by Academy Award-winning Director Thomas Lennon for the Open Space Institute
(OSI) with funding from the William Penn Foundation as part of the Delaware
River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), the film highlights the river’s ongoing stresses
and the grassroots efforts underway to protect and restore it.
The Delaware River Watershed provides drinking water for 15 million people,
covers 14,000 square miles and generates $25 million for the regional economy. The
watershed is threatened by growing development, agricultural and stormwater
runoff, and in some places energy infrastructure such as pipelines and
The Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), funded by the William Penn
Foundation, is a major grassroots effort, involving farmers, land trusts, municipalities
and universities to focus attention, raise funding and implement actions to
ensure the watershed’s long-term protection. As a critical part of the DRWI,
OSI is helping to facilitate the permanent protection of land to ensure
abundant, clean water within the Delaware River region.
“The Delaware River Watershed faces significant threats, despite the
invaluable gifts it provides to millions of people,” said Peter Howell, OSI’s
Executive Vice President. “This film is meant to highlight this extraordinary
asset, and the important role each of us can play in its protection and
Using interviews with scientists and activists, the film highlights threats
and profiles efforts underway by DRWI and other grassroots activists,
landowners and others, to protect forests, improve farm management and implement
“green infrastructure” in Philadelphia.