RE: NANFA-- Natives should get TV exposure

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 11:08:30 -0700

> The myth, as you describe it here, is simply the common
> misconception that clear
> water is axiomatically better water. Healthy water is often
> clouded with life
> (algae, diatoms, etc.). The "more natural looking" water of clear mountain
> streams (so common in beer commericals) is virtually lifeless.

And it's another "myth" or "misconception" or "perception" or whatever--
that the value of a stream should be stated solely in human benefit terms
(like drinking water quality or how they "look"). These streams weren't put
aside for tens of thousands of years as special reserves solely for us to
discover, admire, drink from, and poop in.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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