Drinking Water StoryMap Collection

Partners and students at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, worked on developing a suite of ESRI StoryMaps to explore various aspects of arsenic in New England. Visit this work to learn more about the Geologic History, Hydrology, Policy, and Arsenic Stories in the region through interactive maps and rich text, or explore the collection below.

The Sipayik Story

Noela Altvater, a tribal member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, created a story map that highlights the issues of water quality faced by people on the Passamaquoddy Reservation at Pleasant Point, Maine, for decades. In 2022, she was the recipient of a Brookie Award by the Natural Resource Council of Maine for her work as an Indigenous clean water advocate and community leader. Brookie Awards honor Maine’s young environmental leaders.