I am not sure if I have ever thought of an exact definition of river stewardship before. I have heard this term used before obviously, but to put it in my own words seems to have stumped me. As I turned to Google however, I found that the Oxford dictionary defines stewardship as, “the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property”. River stewardship is the direct action of taking care and supervising the river. Now who is a river steward and portrays river stewardship at its best?
University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River
O'Halloran, Tessa, "What is river stewardship?" (2022). Blog Archive: River Reflections at the University of Dayton. 321.