Water Blog

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

This year’s Earth Day initiated the first project of the Eco Art Treasure Coast – a 15 month eco- artist mentorship project in Stuart, Florida. Four unique floating islands were constructed at the Florida Oceanographic Institute. These islands were designed and built by the six apprentices whom Betsy is mentoring, each measure roughly 10 square feet each and are made of biodegradable, organic materials such as bamboo, coconut fiber, glass bottles and aquatic plants.
The islands provide shade and a living system for wildlife both above and under water in an outdoor aquarium.

Betsy reports: “We started in early November with a workshop in which participants self-selected to be in the project. They began with readings and learning what it means to be eco-artists. In January, we met for two weeks and started the process of finding a workspace, building a cohesive group and meeting with potential partners such as the Florida Oceanographic Society, Audubon, South Florida Water Management District, Parks and Recreation, and the numerous departments of water management for the county and city.

We are working closely with local scientists such as Jim Moir, a marine biologist/activist who is an essential advisor to our group. And, we are beginning a multi-layered initiative, Plastic Free Seas with a community wide clean-up campaign to recycle all plastics large and small. The centerpiece of this campaign will be an installation, ‘The Dinner Party of Death for Aquatic Life’ (a working title). The Eco Art Treasure Coast project is the first in a series of the South Florida Environmental Art Project (www.sfeap.org), conceptualized by Mary Jo Aagerstoun. Their purpose is to support and encourage eco artists to share their environmental/artistic process with the local community and when the public becomes educated, they will expect and demand that the larger systems become integrated multi-functional living systems.”

To learn more about EcoArt Treasure Coast project, please visit these links:


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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
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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

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

December 06, 2009
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June 30, 2009
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June 02, 2009
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September 15, 2008
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September 06, 2008
Great news from Keepers of the Waters and Betsy

August 19, 2008
Betsy Leaving For China

January 12, 2008
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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!

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Edwards Aquifer Park Design

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News from China