A River Runs Through It

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“A Watershed Moment” was my donation to the annual Lend a Hand silent auction fundraiser sponsored by The Muse in downtown Frederick. The fundraiser always supports a Maryland charity and this year it was Stream-Link Education. Stream-Link works to connect communities and conservation by engaging volunteers to plant thousands of trees each year along streams to improve the health of local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

Artists were asked to create a work inspired by a passage from the movie “A River Runs Through It”. My research led me to a map of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. All the rivers merging into one reminded me of sea nettle tentacles. The Atlantic sea nettle is often found in the Bay and plays a role in protecting baby oysters!

From Stream-Link Education: “It was an honor to be chosen as this year’s Lend a Hand art auction beneficiary. All proceeds will help reforest our local stream sides and will benefit the community and the environment for generations. This has been a rewarding and inspiring experience. We are so thankful for all the artists, everyone who bid, and The Muse for organizing this event. Thank you for all of your hard work and for supporting our mission.”

From The Muse: “This week, we were pleased to be able to give this year’s Lend a Hand beneficiary, Stream-Link Education, a check for $5,735! That will plant a lot of trees! Thank you so much to everyone who created art and who bid in the auction; we couldn’t have done it without you!”