Friday, March 14, 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the passing of Edward Abbey who was a popular writer, vocal preservationist of our lands and waters, and outspoken critic of the “greed and power industrial culture”. We’ll remember Edward Abbey all this week with a pithy Abbeyism for each day.
March 14th is also the Day of Action for Rivers, sponsored by the International Rivers Network. The Heart of the River coalition has decided to observe the day by urging everyone to visit their favorite free-flowing river on Friday for any pleasurable activity whatsoever, and to take a photo of the visit and share it on social media. HTR will also compile the photos and create a photo mosaic.
“…it is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there…Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space…”