Monday, April 29, 2013

Soil and Water Stewardship Week: Where Does Your Water Shed?

It's Soil and Water Stewardship Week, and this year's theme is "Where does your water shed?" Related events and activities will be taking place across the country from April 28th through May 5th, 2013. You can read more about the stewardship program on the National Association of Conservation Districts Web site, click the links below for news from a few states, and contact your local conservation district to learn how stewardship is put into practice in your area.

If you're like me, you're probably still wondering, "But where does my water shed?" The Watershed Information Network--put together by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Geological Survey, and the Conservation Technology Information Center (an SWCS corporate member)--is a great resource that provides general information about watersheds, maps to locate a specific watershed, and current water quality data from each location. Information about volunteer groups that work to monitor water quality and maintain watershed health is also available. Check it out and get involved!

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