On Day 3, our travels took the team in opposite directions. Rachel Lovrovich, John Struzenberg, and Josh Wiersma spent much of the day doing historical research at the National Archives in College Park, Md.
The footage gathered by the trio may be used as background content in the final film.
Meanwhile, Kelly Lavelle and Chris Boettcher visited the national headquarters of American Rivers to interview Chris Williams, vice president of conservation.
Williams shared his insights on what might be considered a little-known federal law called the National Wild And Scenic Rivers Act, a measure passed in 1968 that allows for multi-jurisdictional safeguarding of the unique and significant characteristics of designated rivers.
“Everything happens down by the river,” Williams said, including recreational, spiritual, building and development, and other activities.
At the end of the day, the team reunited at the National Archives, reloaded the Suburban, and settled in for a long drive from D.C. to Providence, R.I., the next stop on the “Changing Currents” tour of North America.