Common wealth from healthy rivers
Revitalizing our sense of
Rivers, streams, creeks and springs have been at
the center of belief systems, spiritual practices
and cultural identities since the beginning of
time. They continue to serve as sacred sites and
places of reflection and contemplation, as well as
shaping cultural identities.
Many people value river resources for their
beauty, for community pride and cultural identity,
or out of a sense of obligation to the future. The
number of riverfront renewal projects in cities
across North America are testimony to the potential
for rivers to revitalize our communities.