Love Letters to Water

Love Letters to Water

By Carrie Sanneman


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

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Carrie Sanneman was Willamette Partnership’s Clean Water Program Manager. She specializes in collaboration for clean water and natural infrastructure. Carrie holds an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School and Bachelors of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies from Iowa State University.


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