Why We Work On Rivers
Any river is really the summation of the whole valley. To think of it as nothing but water is to ignore the greater part.
— Hal Borland
Free flowing, healthy rivers are the lifeblood of our backcountry landscapes and wildlife. Water is essential to maintaining thriving ecosystems and communities.
For everything from drinking water to agriculture, recreation to healthy ecosystems, clean water from rivers is what sustains us. Protecting our rivers is essential to maintain our region’s environment, public health, and economy.
Water is the driving force of all nature.Leonardo da Vinci
Every user of the river down here understands that a healthy river is absolutely vital for a healthy economy and a healthy tourism industry.Jay Weatherill
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.Jacques Yves Cousteau