This is an article in the Calgary Herald about a group of seventh graders who recognized that their own use off-road vehicles affects riparian vegetation and soils.
These young people are making the connection between their activities and the health of the landscape and community. They are also realizing that awareness and simple modifications to how we use the land (e.g. sticking to the trail), can allow us to enjoy recreational activities in the riparian zone while allowing the vegetation to thrive and perform the multitude of ecological functions that keep our land and waters healthy.
Read the full article here: Are you drinking McLean Creek mud?.