Pigeon River, Kawartha Lakes, ON

Watermark by Eric Lawton
Collected by Chloe Cross
My Watermark is Pigeon River, Ontario.

I live on the headwaters of the Pigeon River, a couple of kilometers downstream from its source wetlands.

I watch it carefully and this year I am planning a photo essay, starting from here and going downstream, at least, to where it enters Pigeon Lake (and thence into the Trent and Lake Ontario).

It is very clean here and home to a lot of wildlife, including trout, crayfish, muskrat, beaver and, in the surrounding wetlands, amphibians, water birds, turtles and much more.
Watermarks are true stories about you and your connection to a body of water. By archiving your story, you add to a living record of our shared water heritage, protecting these waters for generations to come. So tell us: What is your watermark?

All my songs are true... especially the aulde ones that involve the Humber River. When I was a young boy, my quest for adventure always led to that stream.

Humber River, ON - Martin Tielli