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A protest: Can’t see the rivers

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I’m in Huntington, WV. I spent the day driving I-64 across Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.

The solid concrete guardrails are so high, you can’t see the rivers.

How can we care about rivers if we can’t see them.

I have spent the last fifteen years studying the Mississippi, a river in trouble. Maybe if we could see it when we cross it on a bridge, we would  be more willing to support ecosystem restoration along the river and its wetlands.

The same goes for the other big rivers we crossed, the Wabash and the Ohio. I could see them. The Ohio at Louisville, Kentucky is way up.

The great excitement I had as a child was to see rivers and the signs on the bridges, naming them. I love the NoName in Illinois, and the Embarass, and the Kaskaskia.


2 Responses

  1. Well if you want to see the rivers cool! but do you wanna see the rivers all nasty and stuff your answer is probably NO! Well We all need to make a difference by SAVING THE EARTH!if we don’t in 4 years we will all be gone,POOF just like that!so please spread the word and SAVE THE EARTH!:)

  2. The meaning of “Save the Earth” is to keep the Earth clean,but how can we do that when it is gone!ACT NOW,SAVE THE EARTH,PLANT A TREE PLANT A FLOWER HEY WHY NOT PLANT A WHOLE GARDEN!:)

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