Since its inception in early 2008, the River Revival has met with hundreds goal of finding out how we might modify the flood chutes so as to maintain flood protection, while creating a healthier river, and more dynamic, interesting downtown area adjacent to the river.

In the summer of 2010 the Hoosic River Revival sponsored a ‘Community Conversation’ in which the public was invited to share their vision for the future of the Hoosic River in downtown North Adams. Nearly one hundred city and area residents gathered for the day-long event to listen, share their opinions and offer suggestions on how to reconnect the community with its river. Residents were overwhelmingly in favor of a revitalized downtown North Adams and a vibrant, attractive river with public access and abundant wildlife, bordered by a corridor with greenways, outdoor art, and historical markers.

To view some of the presentations and materials from the ‘Community Conversation’, please select from the menu below.

Why Revitalize the Hoosic?
Community Conversation Summary
Community Vision Poster
Milone & Macbroom Community Conversation Report

Since the Community Conversation, Hoosic River Revival has developed a powerpoint presentation with additional information on river revitalization. We would like to share the information we are acquiring with your friends and neighbors. Please contact us if you would like us to do a short talk to your organization or for your neighborhood. It can be as short or as long as you would like, and would of course include a question and answer period.

We also have created an historical walking brochure, highlighting the role the Hoosic has played in the history of North Adams. This can be downloaded or you may pick up a hard copy at several locations in the area: N. A. Public Library, MASS MoCA, N. A. Historical Museum, Hoosac Bank in No. Adams, MCLA Admissions Office, Adams Public Library, the Williams Inn and Hoosac Bank in Williamstown

Please contact us for a presentation/Q & A with your civic, religious, or political organization, or neighborhood group, we would love to attend any meeting you have and share our presentation with you. More importantly, we hope you will share your ideas/concerns/goals for the river with us. Contact us.