A Raritan River Basin Aerial Expedition

Written by NWNL Project Manager, Sarah Kearns All images © Alison M Jones Budd Lake - headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan The Raritan River Basin - one of NWNL's six case-study watersheds - is the largest watershed in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the USA. The Raritan collects water from…

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…

Floods & The Bonnet Carre Spillway

Written by Donna Bush Edited by Alison M Jones Images © Donna Bush This report on Mississippi River flooding in New Orleans follows last week's blog on flooding in Natchez MS, to which today's author Donna Bush also contributed. As a New Orleans freelance writer and photographer, Donna’s passions are focused on the environment, wildlife,…

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.…

Concerns Calmed by People & Nature

Written by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All images © Alison M. Jones. A tree being gnawed  by beavers in NJ's Upper Raritan River wetlands On New Year's Day, I was photographing streamside construction in New Jersey’s Upper Raritan Basin. I've been told the orange fencing and new gravel banks are for widening a bridge over…