Ouachita begins in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas
has brought about many changes along the Ouachita
since the days of the Indians....yet there still remains
many areas along the river that are reminiscent of the times
when the only ones who walked the banks and floated its
waters were the Indians...areas where one feels as though
being transported back in time.
Many of the bayous, brakes, backwater ponds and lakes
along the course of the Ouachita have survived the ravages
of time and continue, as in the past, to provide habitat
cover for the abundant wildlife living along its banks.
Ouachita flows as a mountain stream through the Ouachita
of Arkansas before becoming a river below Hot Springs Arkansas.
Below Hot Springs the Ouachita flows south on its course
of life is the result of past events
Therefore . . .
We are all connected to the past
And responsible for the future
is peace to be found on the river of sparkling silver water
of the Beauty and History of the Ouachita River The OUACHITA
has been deemed as one of the world's most beautiful rivers.
It's magnificent beauty, and rich and colorful history is
unparalled. Never before in our nations history has there
been such an emphasis placed on protecting and preserving
our environment and natural resources, as there is today.
So much of our past has been lost, because we have failed
to record and protect it. The Ouachita River Foundation is
dedicated to recording the beauty and history of the Ouachita
through television, film and print to establish an awareness
that will preserve the Ouachita for generations to come. Preservation
of our environment and our history are the links that tie
the past, present and future together. The past validates
who we are, and where we came from; plus, provides tangible
evidence of our roots. Through this awareness we come to see
ourselves and our environment as a living connection between
past generations and generations yet to come: We see ourselves
as individuals whose lives will shape tomorrow just as those
of the past have shaped today, through this we cannot help
but find identity in the course of human history.
on the Ouachita
view of our past is only as good as our memory
The view of our future is only as good as our faith"
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