June is National Rivers Month! Need a good reason to celebrate? Here are just a few to choose from, courtesy of American Rivers...
*In the United States, one out of every three people gets their drinking water from a river or stream (though they might not know it!)
*Rivers are good for our economy: people spend about $97 billion each year on river-related recreation and tourism.
*Fish and wildlife depend on rivers, especially during breeding and migration.
The United States is home to about 2.9 million miles of river to enjoy and protect.
*Discover your rivers. Find places to boat and fish.
*Protect water quality where you live. Simple actions at home—picking up after your pet, installing a rain barrel, and using fertilizers sparingly—can reduce water pollution in local rivers and streams.
*Save water at home. If the entire world’s water fit into a one-gallon jug, fresh water available for our use would equal about one tablespoon! Help maintain the flow in local rivers and streams by reducing your water use at home.
Republished with permission from NEEF: https://www.neefusa.org/nature/water/celebrate-rivers
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