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Introduction How Rivers Run Stories Value Of A River What We Can Do
Common wealth from healthy rivers
Revitalizing our sense of place

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.

Luther Aadland
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Passing on a legacy
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Karen Terry
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Natural connection
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Joan Galli
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Importance of urban habitat
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A New Stream
Common Wealth
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