Where does the water go? Does it go into a storm sewer and into a river or stream? Is it used to water gardens or irrigate crops? Do you wash your hands with it and let it go down the drain? Water can go into wetlands and be stored and filtered; it can also go into basements, roads, and houses when it floods.
The theme of Watershed Awareness Month this year is Where Does the Water Go? With this past year’s flooding still fresh in residents’ minds, the Dutchess Watershed Coalition wants to help residents understand where exactly their water goes and the impacts they have on both its quantity and quality.
There are many ways you can get involved and help with Dutchess Watershed Awareness Month!
We are looking for sponsors that will help defray some of the cost and/or promote our events. If you or your company are interested in becoming a Dutchess Watershed Awareness Month sponsor, please visit our sponsors page for more information. You can also download our sponsorship brochure here.
Let us know if you would like to help out at any of the Watershed Awareness Month events, which are listed here. You can also attend one of our Dutchess Watershed Coalition meetings to help us plan for next year’s Watershed Awareness Month.
Tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else who will listen about Dutchess Watershed Awareness Month 2009 events in your community. Invite them to join you at an event and learn together about our beautiful water resources in Dutchess County and why it is so important to protect them. Word of mouth is the best form of advertisement, so please help us get the word out.
If you are interested in local environmental issues and protecting our valuable water resources in Dutchess County, consider attending your local watershed group’s next meeting. Links to contact information for each group involved with the Dutchess Watershed Coalition are listed above.