The eternal dance of water

Our waterways dance through lush green forests, industrial cities, into vast oceans, even underground and dried up river beds leave their trails as they drift across the earth, supporting all life.

Ethiopia: aerials of Lower Omo River Basin in flood stage
Ethiopia: aerials of Lower Omo River Basin in flood stage
Mexico: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, aerial views of Old Maya canal from Gulf of Mexico into Lake Campechen. LightHawk
Mexico: Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
USA:  Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morgan City
USA: Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, Morgan City
Zambia, confluence of tributaries of Zambezi River, aerial view
Zambia, confluence of tributaries of Zambezi River
USA:  Louisiana, Aerial photo of Atchafalaya Basin area, St Martin Parish, electric lines and posts for old RR track on Right, next to Interstate 10 elevated highway - bridge - causewauy over Lake Henderson (aka Henderson Swamp), wetlands with bald cypress standing in water (Taxodium distichum, aka  baldcypress, bald-cypress, cypress, southern-cypress, white-cypress, tidewater red-cypress, Gulf-cypress, red-cypress, or swamp cypress), a deciduous conifer
USA: Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, St Martin Parish
USA  California, aerial view of confluence of San Joaquin (on R) and False River (on L), NE of Antioch
USA California, confluence of San Joaquin and False River
Namibia: Naukluft Park and mountains in Namibia Desert, aerial scenic
Namibia: Naukluft Park and mountains in Namibia Desert

Inspired by The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge – dance.

Posted by Jasmine Graf, Associate Director of No Water No Life.

Protect Our Water Resources


NYC SAFE Disposal Events in Spring 2014 (held rain or shine):

Sun, May 4 – Brooklyn, McCarren Park

Sat, May 10 – Bronx, Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Sun, May 11 – Manhattan, Union Square, North Plaza

Sat, May 17 – Staten Island, Midland Beach Parking Lot

For more info –

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Living Lands & Waters Celebrates 10th “X-Stream Clean-Up”

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That is how much trash 12,490 volunteers have collected from waterways in the Quad Cities over the last 10 years, equalling 35,260 hours.

This Saturday, August 10th, 2013 is the 10th Annual X-Stream Clean-Up. With the help of Living Lands and Waters, the Mighty – though messy – Mississippi River is cleaner not just in the Quad Cities, but up and down the river’s path.

On Thursday, August 8th, 2013, the non-for-profit organization held its annual Barge Party at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. The event thanks all of LLW’s supporters and kicks off a weekend focused on cleaning up the river and filling up the organization’s barge.

News 8 took a tour of the barge with Crew Member and Education Facilitator, Mike Coyne-Logan, who is originally from Rock Island. On one end of the barge, mountains of trash show the group’s dedication to picking…

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