Although Jimmy Carter gave his observation almost a half century ago, it seems to the Saunterer fully as true now as then, possibly more:
Whatever we do to a landscape can ultimately be seen in the river into which that landscape drains and we have done terrible things to many landscapes. To achieve the goals of the Clean Water Act, we must stop using our rivers and landscapes as though they were disposable. It takes more care and money, in the short run, to manage nature well than it does to abuse it, but the dividends are great.
(Quoted from page 2 of the March, 2017, issue of The Highlands Voice, newsletter of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.)
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