Summer 2019 – River Reading

Written by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Alison M Jones I wonder why there are more summer reading lists than winter reading lists? With more daylight hours in the summer to be enjoying the outdoors, I tend to read less in the summer. But, there are lovely "reading rooms" in the riverside shade of…

Summer Signage Synergy

Written by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Alison M Jones The significance of signage hit me during a 2008 stroll with Walter Volovsek in Castlegar, British Columbia. This Columbia River Basin historian and volunteer sign-maker walked with me along Canada’s upper reaches of the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River. His signs dotted our trail…

Clark County Wetlands Park

Written by Michael McGuire Photos © Michael McGuire Edited by Alison M Jones Michael McGuire is a wildlife and nature photographer from Kenosha, Wisconsin. At Univ. of Vermont (Class of 2020), he studies Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Geography. At February's Las Vegas Summit for the North American Nature Photography Association, he joined its College…

The Lower Mississippi’s Meanders

Written by Mark River Photos © photographer/naturalist Keith Benoist Based in Clarksdale Mississippi, in the Yazoo Mississippi Delta, Mark River is chief guide and youth leader for the Quapaw Canoe Company, a valued partner of No Water No Life. Mark is also Southern Coordinator for the 1 Mississippi River Citizen Program which connects those who care about rivers with…

From Natchez: The Mississippi Is A-Rising

Written by Alison M Jones Photographs by Peggy Pierrepont and Alison M. Jones This blog stems from 2 months of photographs and commentary shared by Peggy Pierrepont.  A former TV producer, Peggy has lived in Natchez MS for 24 years. Weather permitting, she paddles the Mississippi River and its backwaters daily, keenly observing its foibles.…