Keep Our Rivers Wild

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

People Power: Saving BC’s Wild Rivers

As a child growing up in the Okanagan I often traveled the back country with my dad.  My father was a fan of adventure and a lover of history so many trips consisted of arrowhead hunting, gold panning and searching for old coins while exploring historicBC ghost towns like Fairview, Cascade City, Sandon and Phoenix.

Our travels invariably brought us into contact with the myriad wild creeks and rivers that run through the forests, mountains and meadows of BC. Whether it was enjoying the secret swimming holes in the Kettle River by Grand Forks, marveling at the returning Adams River sockeye, or wading in the Similkameen River searching for the perfect skipping stone, wild rivers were an intrinsic part of my life growing up.