The North Umpqua and Steamboat Creek is refuge for Frank Moore and others who served.
Sanctuary. There are two primary definitions. One meaning a place of refuge or safety. The other more specifically defined as a protected natural space. Ninety-five year old World War II veteran Frank Moore knows that the two definitions are not mutually exclusive. Sanctuary as a protected natural space is also a place of refuge, safety, and even healing. After the war, Frank found healing by fly fishing the North Umpqua River. He and his wife, Jeanne, have spent their lives as stewards to the North Umpqua, instilling a legacy of conservation to preserve and cherish our natural sanctuaries for the health of the rivers and the fish, and for our own human mental health.
And because of them, we know that many other veterans and Oregonians are drawn to this place. In a new short film from Uncage the Soul, Frank and Jeannie Moore make the powerful case for natural sanctuaries.