Love Letters to Water
At Willamette Partnership, we really love water. We take pride in our work to bring nature to water infrastructure – to expand investment in the streamside forests and floodplains that keep water clean and cold for people and wildlife, and to build programs that help each dollar go farther than the last.
But it’s more than that. Water sustains us, connects us, and inspires us. This Valentine’s Day, we asked just a few of Oregon’s water leaders to express their appreciation of water through a collection of love letters. It’s an honor to share this series of images, poems, letters, and quotes from our friends and colleagues. And it’s a joy to see them together as a snapshot of the importance of water in all our lives. See the Story Map of Love Letters, here, or scroll down to see the story map of love letters embedded below.
We hope these love letters make you smile and leave you inspired for the work, play, or day to day routines that bring water into your life.
Thank you to all who contributed to Love Letters to Water
- Gabe Sheoships, Education Director, Friends of Tryon Creek
- Esther Lev, Executive Director, The Wetlands Conservancy
- Meta Loftsgaarden, Executive Director, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
- Lisa Marolf, Executive Assistant to the Director, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
- Sam Baraso, Senior Policy Advisor, Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability
- Cindy Kolomechuk, Vice Chair, Sandy River Watershed Council
- Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Water Services
- Fox Guenther and Miles Daly, Students, Honoring Our Rivers