Raritan River Week!

We love the Raritan River! Celebrate RARITAN RIVER WEEK April 16-30, 2016! Check out the events page for rain barrel workshops, nature walks, stream cleanups, composting/gardening sessions and more for people of all ages to enjoy! There's also a great list of resources for the region which includes maps of parks and protected areas, a … Continue reading Raritan River Week!

💦 A Flow of Holiday Thoughts…

We wish you the Magic of water, the Rhythm of rivers and the Joy of friends and family on our riverbanks! "THE RIVER SPEAKS"  - Poem by Gene Lindberg Down from the mountains of eternal snow The streams come tumbling, joining as they flow To send a river winding toward the sea. I listen, and … Continue reading 💦 A Flow of Holiday Thoughts…

An Afternoon Haiku For You!

on one riverbank sunbeams slanting down...but on the other...raindrops - buson

A haiku to celebrate Nat’l Wildlife Week March 17-23! This year’s theme is wildlife + WATER!

the floating heron pecks at it till it shatters... full moon on water - zuiryu - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

I Am RED – a must see video poem

http://vimeo.com/63943253 The Colorado River — The Most Endangered River in America 2013 I have run these canyons for six million years. I have traveled from the Rocky Mountains to the deserts, through scorching heat, and freezing cold.  From the land of the dinosaurs to fields of food. I lend my hand to seven states, two … Continue reading I Am RED – a must see video poem

I Was Made Erect and Lone

I Was Made Erect and Lone I was made erect and lone And within me is the bone Still my vision will be clear Still my life will not be drear To the center all is near Where I sit there is my throne...   Poem by Henry David Thoreau

A Rivers Poem for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On NWNL's Upper and Mid-Mississippi River Expedition this spring in Alton Illinois, we saw the following 1926 poem featured in signage at the National Great Rivers Museum (a Melvin Price Locks and Dam Rivers Project run by the US Army Corps of Engineers) "The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)   A … Continue reading A Rivers Poem for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington