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I was fortunate enough to spend some time in the Bahamas during my winter break. Around so much water it was hard not to think about, well, water! It is not new news that people everywhere depend on water (whether they know it or not), but in some places people depend on water much more than others. On a small island in the Bahamas water both destroys and provides growth. A reef on the coast at the island I was staying at was destroyed, not because of humans, but because a hurricane deposited sand into the reef. On another part of the coast a hurricane took away the white sand that made up the whole beach. For me, this was a reminder that it isn't just humans that may destroy wildlife habitat. Although, this does not mean that humans can’t still help care for places so unaffected by humans like the Bahamian Island of Man-O-Way Cay.


University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River


Author: Rachel (no last name given)