On Saturday, June 12, at Lawrence Academy’s Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, the documentary film “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000”, will have its first public screening. The evening will begin at 6:15 pm for mingling with Marion Stoddart, the filmmakers, crew, musicians, and guests. At 7 pm, the film will be screened. And at 8 pm, all are invited to a celebration party, held across the street at the Old Groton Inn’s Carriage House. Tickets to the pre-premiere mingle and the screening are FREE but must be reserved. Tickets to the celebration party are $25.

The documentary film tells the inspiring story of Marion Stoddart, a citizen leader committed to a lifetime of grassroots organizing and coalition building, and how she led the charge in the 1960s to clean up the Nashua River. The Nashua, once named as one of United States’ ten most polluted rivers, is now an internationally recognized environmental success story and a locally celebrated natural resource.

In recognition of her work, Stoddart has received many awards including the United Nations Environmental Programme’s Global 500 Award. She was profiled in National Geographic and in an award-winning children’s book; she was a 2009 National Women’s History Project Honoree as “One of the Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet”; and she has just published an essay in Written In Water by the National Geographic Society.

Celebrate Marion Stoddart’s tremendous success at the premiere with an opportunity to meet Marion Stoddart and the filmmakers, a catered natural food buffet, a cash bar, and fantastic live music featuring the musicians from the film.

To reserve or purchase tickets by June 1, please visit or call Marea at 617-834-7315 or email