River News Update

Posted on 20th August 2010 by admin in Rivers of the world

Here, at the  Global Rivers Headquarters, Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN, we are excited to be invited to study the Doan Brook — a small  intra-city river, rich in history, in Cleveland,Ohio.
The previous blog spells out our proposal to teach the story of the river at The Intergenerational School in Cleveland. That is residency is now slated for January , a better time for teachers to introduce new material. The Doan Brook Water shed has 32 schools in it’s region. We plan to introduce the curriculum to more middle schools in the area.

Currently we are working on two intercity rivers at the same time. The other river is the Magdalena of Mexico it is a fascinating river in it’s own right. Twenty Kilometers long it starts as a pristine and roaring mountain river in the Dynamo Mountains near Mexico City. Half way down she meets her fate, to end as a sewer. She is now gathering support as we met her heroes, caregivers, and engineers.  I spent 2 weeks in Mexico and had a chance to start a video project about the life, history, and challenges of the worlds rivers called Extreme River Makeover. The idea is to find rivers that have been . are now, or need to be made over and nudge the process along with coverage by video,  celebration, and education. I even found an amazing group called Eco Barrio who are teaching people ways to live in harmony with there water shed.

More on all this later.

Yours, in Search of River Solutions,

Bernice

2 Comments »

  1. I am honored to know you and witness your action to save our waters. I will check back regularly. God bless these efforts.

    Comment by Dharmaja — August 21, 2010 @ 3:53 am

  2. Thank you Dharma, your comment means alot to me.

    Comment by admin — September 9, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

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