William Waterway Marks is an award-winning author, poet, and Native American flute artist who was raised on an organic farm. He lived outside for two-years during a horseback trek across American entitled, RIDE FOR NATURE.
His water research has been featured in CNN; MSNBC; MVTV; CBS; NBC; ABC; NPR; UPI; AP; New York Times; the Water Encyclopedia; Alternet; Care2.com; MaximsNews, and other media.
While in college – William investigated fish kills and industrial pollution, and had industries indicted by Federal Grand Juries based on his water testing and photographic evidence and methods.
He is the founder of Martha’s Vineyard’s first State-Certified water testing laboratory; Founder of Vineyard Environmental Research, Inst. with acid rain grants from USEPA and AWWA.
William is the only official from Martha’s Vineyard ever elected to the Board of the Massachusetts’ Association of Conservation Commissions, for protecting wetlands in over 300 communities statewide.
He is the founder of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Nantucket Magazine; author of, The History of Wind Power on Martha’s Vineyard; The Holy Order of Water, Healing Earth’s Waters and Ourselves; and publisher of the United Nations’ affiliated, Water Voices from Around The World.
Many water articles and poems published around the globe.