Are you interested in water? Are you concerned about the health of your rivers and lakes? Are water quality, water-related recreation, wildlife and aquatic habitat, or water supply important issues to you?
If the answer is “yes” to these questions, I encourage you to join your local watershed organization. There are thousands of grassroots watershed groups around the country comprised of people like you. While the mission and activities of each group varies, they are built on the idea of bringing people together and involving them in watershed management and protection.
Why would I encourage you to join a watershed group—wherever you may live? My work at Trees, Water and People is guided by two core beliefs:
o That natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management; and
o preserving local trees, wetlands, and watersheds is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere.
The more people involved in the watershed movement, the better off we all will be. If you have any difficulty in finding your local group, let me know. I would be happy to help.
TWP’s Director of Watershed Protection