“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” –Benjamin Franklin
I began photographing the river when I learned that regional conservation groups were proposing to create a wildlife corridor along its length. Pockets of native habitat designated as Significant Ecological Areas still remain along the river corridor, but the majority of the river runs through an awkward mixture of urban, suburban and industrial lands. Despite the overwhelming odds against such a project, I am fascinated by the idea of weaving a thread of wilderness back into the urban landscape. Such corridors are becoming increasingly common throughout the world as suburban sprawl severs once robust and interdependent ecological communities.