Water is a sacred gift, fundamental
and indispensible for sustaining all life. It's the life-giving
fluid of our planet needed by all organisms, humans, animals,
and plants alike. Our very existence is intimately connected
with - - and dependent upon - - the quality of water.
The Sacred Waters Honor Journey is the
2nd annual voyage from the rivers to the sea to promote stewardship
and deepen our relationship with our vital, living waters. The
goal is for all participants from parts of the world to paddle
along riverways in canoes or kayaks and to reach the sea by Saturday,
June 8th, 2013 for World Oceans Day and to join the participating
PLEASE NOTE: We are seeking organizers for every river possible.
Organize a river journey for your region whether it is for a
day or a week and paddle your way to the tidal waters for Oceans
Day on June 8th. If you cant get to the ocean, then get
wet on any body of watera river, lake, pond, or stream
in solidarity for clean water on June 8th.
Kayak/Conch Horn Blowing
- LowerTwp, New Jersy - World Ocean Day 6/8/13
2012 Sacred Waters
- Create greater reverence, appreciation
and love for our beautiful water systems throughout the world.
- Create greater awareness regarding
the urgent global state of Water.
Provide opportunities for cross-cultural perspectives, sustainable
solutions, and the sharing of traditional knowledge.
- Inspire and implement actions to protect,
manage, and restore the integrity and quality of our freshwater
and marine eco-systems with an emphasis on establishing marine
Assist and sponsor youth in the necessary skills as future stewards.
- Promote declarations that honor our
earth and water, such as the Earth Charter, the UN Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Indigenous Peoples Kyoto
- Involve music, dance, and art in our
experience of water as well as prayer and ceremony.
- Recognize and support Indigenous Peoples
and their traditional roles as stewards of their ancestral lands
with emphasis on customary river and marine management systems.
- Recognize and support the vital links
between cultural and bio-diversity.
- Support the revival of traditional
- Create peaceful relations around our
mutual interdependence with water, with a focus on trans-boundary
- Create awareness of the interconnectedness
of all creation and that we are all one.
THE DELAWARE BAY TO SUNSET BEACH, CAPE MAY
A United Nations World Oceans Day Event
UNITED WORLD EFFORT FOR 7 GENERATIONS
The theme of this event is connecting
the rivers to the sea and how we can strengthen this interdependent
relationship. The intention is to recognize the potential of
this international treasure, where the Delaware Bay meets the
ocean. Participating organizations include: The Delaware River
Gateway, The Lenape Nation, Partnership for the Delaware
Estuary, The Jersey Shore Sea Kayak Association, South Shore
Jersey Bay Shore Coalition, and the Delaware River Keeper Network.
JOIN US FOR THE 2013 EVENT.
DETAILS WILL BE POSTED BY JANUARY 2013.
SACRED WATERS DECLARATION
Many of the organizers have a long history of working for clean
waters on the upper and middle Delaware River region and moving
away from an industrial river to one of recreation and beauty
with the establishment of the Federal Wild and Scenic Designations
along the Delaware. It is now time to look to the sea. The 2012
event was a networking event in order to make this vital link
to bring our efforts together to establish Federal Special Protections
Waters for the lower Delaware and the Bay.
Sacred Waters Honor Journey Invite
Articles on the
2012 Sacred Waters Honor Journey
Atlantic City Press: Cape
May/World Oceans Day
Atlantic City Press, World
International Director: Carrie Martin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tidewates Gateway Partnership, Inc, President, Richard McNutt