. . . [I]slands form in all kinds of ways, sometimes because of high water or at a confluence where the force of one river meets another. . . . Some last a few decades, others centuries, which in the sceme of a river is not a long time.-- Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River by Abby Phillips Metzger, published by OSU Press.
Metzger grew up alongside Oregon's Willamette River. In her essays, she explores how Oregon's now-tame river could reconnect with its wild history. She relies on her own keen observations as well as stories from farmers, scientists, and conservationists to share her vision for this beautiful river.
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