As I was going through our photo archive for another project, I noticed a repetition of hands in pictures of volunteers, scientists, interviewees and other river stewards that NWNL Director Alison Jones has photographed. Whether they’re using their hands while talking, or doing physical work, river stewards know that stewardship means “all hands on board” for our freshwater resources!
Deana Machin of Okanagan Nations Alliance, British Columbia, Columbia River Basin
Scientist Fickre Assefa, Abra Minch University, Ethiopia
Elijah and Lydiah Kimemia, farmers working with KickStart in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Mara River Basin
Bob Spiegel, Executive Director of Edison Wetlands Association, New Jersey, Raritan River Basin
Ray Gardner, Former Leader of Chinook Nation, Washington State, Columbia River Basin
Amanda Subalusky and Chris Dutton, measuring water flows for GLOWS, Kenya, Mara River Basin
Grace Mindu, farmer working with KickStart in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Mara River Basin
Volunteer Kyle Hartman with Raritan Headwaters Association, New Jersey, Raritan River Basin
Dean Wilson, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Louisiana, Mississippi River Basin
Maasai morans’ hand shake, Amboseli, Kenya
All photos © Alison M. Jones.