Water Blog

January 12, 2008
News and Projects

Chinook Bend in Carnation, WA, is a 58 acre park on one of the last pristine salmon spawning rivers. As a public art project, Betsy Damon has been meeting local residents, waste water treatment employees and native people and members of the Public Art Committee. Betsy reports: “The question to myself is: How to make an art work in a wild place, and make it about water without impacting the salmon. Cobble, temperature and volume of water are the key elements that make this place good for wild fish. Some berms will be removed permitting the river to run wild.

The Trinity Lake Project in Dallas, Texas, is underway! The project team consists of innovative people who are hoping to make this a sustainable model. The eco-design team includes: John Todd, a great mind who invented Living System Design (systems which clean rivers, solar aquatics systems, biological wise water systems), Brad Goldberg sculptor from Dallas and Betsy.

The Ballona Creek Network in Los Angeles now has a mission statement and Lucy Blake Elahi, Christophe Cassidy and Paul Herzog are starting a series of artist’s actions. The Ballona Creek group is reorganizing themselves to better collaborate with other groups and initiate their mission. www.saveballona.org

Bowling Green State University, Ohio, hosted a Water Works show of five artists. The event was accompanied by a day for water and Betsy gave the luncheon talk, participated in a panel and spent time talking with students.

Mt. Shasta, California, watershed protection (See article in Winter 2006/07 Newsletter) is progressing towards generating sustainable ways to benefit the region economically. By establishing sound science and policy, Siskiyou County will be better prepared to govern their water resources in a way that does not leave precious and pristine Mt. Shasta water vulnerable to large scale export.

The fountain for the Hope and Healing Center in Memphis, Tennessee is finished and waiting to be shipped from Beijing.

Among the many projects that we are connected with are Bronwyn Berman in Australia who is initiating an integrated water system for a large scale project to clean up an old mining site and Liza Behrendt (visit www.beautyofwater.org) who’s project ‘Dreaming the Waters’ is bringing attention to rivers in Kerala, India. She is now communicating with many in the area. I suspect her project will grow to proportions as yet unimagined.

Upcoming speaking engagements for Betsy:

February 21-22, 2008 Damon speaks in Santa Fe, NM
March 7, 2008 Damon is the keynote in West Palm Springs
April 22-26, 2008 Key speaker at Sustainable Cities Conference, Berkeley, CA


July 14, 2018
Mother Earth Conference

June 19, 2018
Keepers Board

April 20, 2018
Betsy Presented at University of North Carolina

November 14, 2016
Betsy Speaks at the 10th INTECOL Wetlands Conference, Changshu China

February 28, 2016
Betsy at the UN: The Power of Collaboration

January 05, 2016
A Wall: Socially Engaged Art from Greater China

November 25, 2015
Water: Elemental, Mutable, Essential

November 20, 2015
Healing Power of Art

October 08, 2015
Documentation of Betsy Damon's talks in Logan Utah

August 20, 2015
Website for Living Waters of Larimer

July 20, 2015
ArtPlace Grant for Living Waters of Larimer

March 03, 2015
Living Water of Larimer Workshops

February 15, 2015

January 28, 2015
Press for Living Waters of Larimer

December 16, 2014
2015 Fundraiser - Original Prints from Betsy Damon

November 01, 2014
Betsy at the International Water Conference

August 18, 2014
The Keepers Board Convenes

June 01, 2014
Water, Water Everywhere

February 10, 2012
It's About Water

October 30, 2011
Living Water

September 28, 2011
Newsletter from China

April 28, 2011
Project 12x12

February 18, 2011
The Dream of a River

October 11, 2010
An Amazing Model for Clean Rivers and Sustainability by Lonnie Feather

May 14, 2010
News from Betsy Damon and Keepers of the Waters – May 2010

December 30, 2009
Happy New Year (To Be Alive is to Have Water)

December 06, 2009
Composting toilet as a holiday gift?

August 13, 2009
reSources: Saving Living Systems (A report fromTibet/China)

June 30, 2009
reSources: Saving Living Systems (Hello Dear Friends)

June 02, 2009
"reSources: Saving Living Systems"

September 15, 2008
Update from China, September 15th

September 06, 2008
Great news from Keepers of the Waters and Betsy

August 19, 2008
Betsy Leaving For China

November 21, 2007
We Could Have Such a Beautiful World

December 18, 2006
Water - The Link in Our Life

June 24, 2006
Project Updates

May 23, 2006
Betsy in China

November 03, 2003
Water Exploratoriums in Oregon, Public Art in Beijing

August 30, 2003
Volunteer Opportunities in China

June 30, 2003
New Keepers of the Waters Online Network up!

June 30, 2003
Edwards Aquifer Park Design

June 30, 2003
Water and Art Exploratorium at elementary school

June 30, 2003
News from China