5,000 Miles of Wild
5,000 Miles of Wild, a campaign for wild rivers, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by gathering stories of America’s rivers and the people who love them. Their goal is to collect 5,000 personal stories from people crossing the country and presenting them in film, social media, and other channels. Learn more about this campaign and share your story here.
Submission About the Santa Clara River
Chair of the Ventura Sierra Group, Nina Danza, calls herself a reformed flood control engineer and devotes most of her time to natural resource protection of the Santa Clara River. So she noticed when American Rivers had a program to ‘tell your River story’.
Most of the people would write pretty little nature stories. But she wanted to make loud and clear her experience has not been pretty or little. “For a long time I was an army of one,” Nina tells, “there was no one doing anything good for the Santa Clara River near my home.”
Three or four years later, a few eyes have opened and are helping to make the mid section of the Santa Clara River a valuable resource for the community.
If you want to open your eyes, click here to watch Nina’s river story for the campaign on YouTube.
For more information on the Ventura Sierra Club click here to visit their website.