Wednesday, December 27, 2017

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {The Gift of Water}


The end of the year is a good time to reflect on the successes of year as much as the challenges, on what we have lost as much as what we have taken for granted.

Frannie had an amazing 2017 at Girl Scout Camps, nature camps, Science Olympiad, and in Boise at The Groundwater Foundation's National Conference.  She learned a lot about what communities across the United States are doing to take care of their water and she enjoyed sharing what she learned with all of you!

As Frannie turns her thoughts to 2018, she can't forget that there are still people in the United States and abroad who struggle to have access to clean water.  Parts of the Colorado River are running dry and experts fear that Lake Mead, in Arizona, may be gone by 2021, yet many people don't understand why that's the case or how they can make small changes to save water in their communities.

Groundwater is the water we drink and the water we use to grow our food.  Educating ourselves and each other is an important first step in protecting this precious resource.  Over the last year, Frannie has shown you tools and tips to save water at home.  Next year, she wants to take you out into the field to learn about the Nebraska Wellhead Protection Network, Groundwater Guardian Teams, and other programs that you, personally, can take part in.

Even though the holiday season is almost past, giving the gift of water can be done throughout the year in ways as simple as sharing this blog with your friends and family or going to our website to learn more about groundwater.  If your area doesn't have a Groundwater Guardian team, you can start your own and share the magic with your community.

If you would like to see Frannie talk about specific topic or answer your questions in an upcoming blog, please send her an email at info@groundwater.org.  Have a safe and happy new year!

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