Water is a natural resource that we all need every day. Less than 1% of the water on Earth is fresh useable water for our daily needs. So it is important that each of us does our part to keep it clean. Check with the Eaton Conservation District to see how you can become involved with a local watershed group. There are easy steps we can all take to protect the water in our community. For instance, using a broom instead of a water hose when cleaning your driveway will help save water and help prevent pollutants from washing into storm drains. Storm drains in many cities and towns include a marker that says “No dumping - drains to stream or lake”. This is because leaves and grass clippings dumped into storm drains or a nearby body of water will decompose and take oxygen out of the water for fish and other creatures. If you have a pet, it is important to pick up pet waste so that it is not washed into nearby bodies of water. These are just a few of the many easy steps you can take to protect the Middle Grand River watershed. For more info, visit www.middlegrandriver.org
America’s network of 3,000 conservation districts across the country are working on the ground each and every day with local farmers, ranchers and landowners to protect our water, soil and air for future generations. Conservation districts have been involved in delivering locally-driven conservation across America for more than 70 years.
2013 marks the 58th year of the National Association of Conservation Districts National Stewardship Week. Help us celebrate National Soil and Water Stewardship Week—Where does your water shed?—April 28 through May 5.
Contact Eaton Conservation District or visit www.nacdnet.org/education for more information. Brought to you by Eaton Conservation District, visit us at www.eatoncd.org