Why Rivers Matter: We Want to Hear From You!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Early this summer, the Vermont River Conservancy started handing out postcards to friends and strangers alike, with the simple question: Why do rivers matter to you? We want to hear from people what connects them to rivers, and in turn what connects them to the work we do.

What a gift it is to receive these postcards back! We have received so many, and they have become a source of inspiration, and a reminder that we are doing important work. People have told us rivers make them feel alive, invigorated, refreshed, peaceful, spiritual, playful, contemplative…they have said rivers give us life, provide clean water, make beautiful marks on the landscape…and people have written over and over again that rivers connect them not only to the land, but to each other. Rivers that slowly meander towards their destination, rivers that rush over rocks and swirl back into an eddy, rivers that pulse with the seasons…it is our love of these important waters that connect so many of us.

We want to hear from more of you. Tell us your stories about why rivers matter to you!   Check out our list of protected places along Vermont’s rivers, and go to one of these special places. Sit by a river and write, and let your words float on over to us. Email us at: vrc@vermontriverconservancy.org. Thank you!

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