Nature Nearby:
A series of tips for enjoying nature close to home

Entry #2: Water Coloring Pages

In honor of Drinking Water Week, we invited two talented local artists to create coloring pages related to Greater Portland’s drinking water—water coloring pages you might call them! Click the links below to download, print on 8.5″x11″ paper, and get coloring, either by hand or digitally. We’ve posted digitally colored samples here to get you inspired. We want to see your DIY works of art! Share the results with us on Instagram or Facebook by tagging #sebagocleanwaters and #watershedwonders.

Portland artist and curator Hilary Irons dreamt up this fun story of the flow of water from its origin point in the upper watershed in Bethel all the way to Portland, a journey of about 55 miles! In addition to being a painter and illustrator, Hilary is Gallery and Exhibitions Director at the University of New England. See more of her work on instagram @h.irons.h and at

We imagine the idyllic scene below created by Brunswick artist Sarah Lederer is the Crooked River, Sebago Lake’s largest tributary and home to landlocked salmon and brook trout. As Foundation Brewing’s marketing coordinator, Sarah enjoys telling the story of the brewery through design, social media, merchandise, and more. See more of her work on instagram @studiosrh and at