By The Lake

An open space in the forest with a view of a narrow creek going into the mountains

“We moved here because we love the lake and being close to the water. But we didn’t realize that our lifestyles would hurt the very thing we love”. In this story, Susan shares her personal journey from doing “regular things unthinkingly” to wanting to make better choices for her lake, her family and her community.

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– By Susan Samson

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Oil painting of an aerial view of a riparian area