A Dammed Land: How Harnessing the Power of Water Created the Chesapeake of Today
Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 7 pm Zoom
Chesapeake dams—for mills and for power—have transformed the environment and shaped the region’s economy and culture, from the 17th century to today. In this talk, Chesapeake historian and author Kate Livie will explore the impacts of agricultural and industrial dams, and how progress towards their removal in the 21st century holds the power to restore Chesapeake habitats once thought to be gone for good.
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Chesapeake Educator, Writer, and Historian
In addition to her writing career, she currently serves as Chesapeake Studies faculty at Chestertown’s Washington College, where she teaches about the Bay’s environment, economy and heritage for the Center for Environment and Society.