Nature Night: Restoring the Dignity of Rivers

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The Deschutes Land Trust presents – The Dignity of Rivers.

Wednesday Feb 26th, at the Tower Theater in Bend. More INFO HERE.

Every river, stream, and creek is unique and cannot be replaced by anything else. While rivers are a natural resource that provides a wide range of benefits, they are worth more to society than just their economic value.

Join Deschutes Land Trust and river scientist Dr. Colin Thorne as we explore the dignity of rivers, or the innate right rivers have to be valued, respected, and to receive ethical treatment. Recently, rivers in India, New Zealand, Colombia, and Bangladesh have been granted the same legal rights as people. In a US context, this is a somewhat radical concept of the river, but a critical one.

Colin proposes that the sustainability of our rivers will only be assured when the communities that surround and benefit from them choose to not only restore the functionality of their rivers but also to respect the dignity of their rivers.

This event is free, but registration is required. Registration for this event will open on January 26th