What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that collects water either by running on the surface or underground to a particular body of water such as a lake or a river.  In the continental US there are 2,110 watersheds; however, a watershed is more than a map of where rain or snowfall runoff into a larger body of water, because it is also a primary link in an interdependent web of living organisms. What we do within our watersheds greatly impacts the birds, fish, other wildlife, soil, air, and communities that live within your local watershed. Since watersheds are the source of all water that we use, it is a complete understatement to say that it’s important to clean and help maintain a non-polluted watershed within your watershed area, because so much life is at stake.

To find your local watershed please visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s website to obtain more information within your area:     http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm


Does this look familiar?Luckily, awareness of protecting our watersheds is increasing.

Does this look familiar?
Luckily, awareness for protecting our watersheds is increasing.

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