When I was younger, my family and I would spend our summers in northern Michigan at our cottage. My sister, Grace, and I filled our days adventuring along the river that ran through our backyard. Before leaving for the summer, my dad would always tell me to go down to the dock and say goodbye to the river. It has become something that I always do before leaving. I sit on the end of the dock and lean over to let the water flow through my fingers.
University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River
Roberts, Claire, "The Power of a River" (2018). Rivers Institute Blog Archive. 316.