We have always lived on the river's edge.
Since human civilization began, people have settled on its banks and the river has been an artery that connects us to the heart of life.
From Sooke River to Gold River, the map of Vancouver Island was written in this very same way, and the fragile waterways born on the long spine of our mountains sustain every single community they touch on their way to the sea.
Life has become less simple since we first gathered by these streams, though. Both our reliance and our impact can be difficult to see.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man. ~Heraclitus
This Sunday is World Rivers Day. It's the perfect week to visit our local waterways and consider our role in their stewardship. To look below the surface. To create a ripple effect.