What is a watershed?
A watershed is an area of land, shaped by hills and valleys, that drains into a particular body of water, such as a stream, river, pond, or lake.
Watersheds can be large or small. Every body of water has a watershed, and small watersheds join to become larger watersheds. Watersheds cover all of the earth’s land. In fact, wherever you stand, you’re standing in a watershed!
Why do we need healthy watersheds?
Watersheds are more than just drainage areas in our communities. They are necessary to support habitat for plants and animals, and they provide drinking water for people and wildlife. They also provide recreation and enjoyment of nature.
Watershed protection is critical for the health and well being of all living things, now and in the future!
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