Rivers are my escape, my recharge, my sanity

Brian Williams | Martinsville, Virginia

It was an afterschool program. I was teaching kids how to paddle, water safety, and macro invertebrates. My river is perfect for teaching kids all of these activities. A student, 13-years old, stepped off of the bus, took one look at the river and said “No way, I’m not going near that!”

With a little encouragement, I got him down near the water. I asked him to help me with the other kids. By the end of the day, he was hooked. A new confidence, a new skill! Instant water advocate!

Nothing else can affect the soul like a river. It’s my escape, my recharge, my sanity!

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