North Saskatchewan River, Alberta - Cheryl Caul
Cheryl Caul shares her watermark on the North Sasktachewan River. Cheryl has lived in Edmonton since 1982 and started using the river in 1987, often by canoe or zodiak. On a hot summer day, she would inflate the coleman and float down the river past "Big Island". Her friend brought her to the island in a zodiac one day and they saw several owls, one of which swooped down to snatch up one of her dogs. But Cheryl's dog weighs 70 lbs, and the owl veered off at the last moment.
"Water is essential to life," says Cheryl, "and if our river's no good then the surrounding community ... loses access to clean water, the access to a great resource that we're surrounded by. We have to keep it, we have to keep it clean."