Why Local Watersheds Matter

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

Today someone forwarded me an article that really addresses why we need local watershed groups and how important our work is.   It's by Perrin Ireland who wrote it after attending EPA hearings on "Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence."  Her blog is entitled How that Tiny Stream flowing by Your Back Door is Important to the Whole World. and it's on  www.Good.is - a site self described as "a place to share creative solutions for living well and doing good."

It seems a little bit of a no-brainer to conclude that what happens upstream impacts down stream waters, but Perrin's article really does a good job of spelling it out and her "scribes" cover the hearings with beautiful visual notes.  

It made me feel good about our local stewardship - we're protecting those upstream "headwaters" and helping "the whole world".  Check her blog out at: