By Jennifer Wemhoff, The Groundwater Foundation
The recent warm weather we’ve been enjoying here in Nebraska got me thinking about Spring. I’m hoping the groundhog was right in predicting an early Spring, and am already looking forward to the grass greening up, leaves budding on the trees, flowers starting to poke out of the ground, and sunshine. After a winter filled with snow and ice for many of us, Spring affords the opportunity to come out of our winter hibernation and get back outdoors.
Spring is also a busy time for groundwater education. It’s a perfect time of year to get people outdoors, immerse them in nature, and teach them about the importance of groundwater. There are many water-related celebrations in the spring as well, providing the perfect occasions for water education and protection. Take advantage of these upcoming events:
- National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, 2011 (http://www.ngwa.org/public/awarenessweek/index.aspx)
- World Water Day, March 22, 2011 (http://www.worldwaterday.org/)
- Earth Day, April 22, 2011 (http://www.earthday.org/)
- Arbor Day, April 30, 2011 (http://www.arborday.org/arborday/)
- Drinking Water Week, May 1-7, 2011 (http://www.awwa.org/Government/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3862&navItemNumber=3863)
Are you planning to recognize these upcoming celebrations? If so, how? We’d love to hear from you! Comment here or on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groundwaterfoundation.