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Vital Water Resources!

There is a direct connection between the forest and your faucet. Forests are the most effective land cover for maintaining good water quality. They serve as natural sponges, collecting and filtering rainfall and releasing it slowly into streams. One hundred mature trees catch about 139,000 gallons of rainwater each year – enough to fill 10 average-sized in-ground swimming pools! Forest cover has been directly linked to drinking water treatment costs – the more forest in a source water watershed, the lower the treatment costs. And, when you’re out in the woods, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a nice cold drink of water from a mountain spring! Whether you’re fishing, hiking to a waterfalls, skipping rocks in a stream, or simply getting a drink from your own faucet, remember the role forests play in providing clean, fresh water!

Photo By Laura Kirt

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