Carson Water Subconservancy District
777 East William Street, Suite 110A
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Contact: Brenda Hunt
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 19, 2021
Carson Water Subconservancy District Releases Second Video Empowering Nevadans to Better Protect Drinking Water
- In advance of Earth Day 2021, the second video of the I Am Carson River Watershed campaign asks Nevada residents’ to be aware of behaviors to keep our drinking water clean –
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Monday , April 19, 2021) – The Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is releasing the second video, “Water Connects Us All”, in its “I Am Carson River Watershed” PSA campaign, to inform Nevadans about the importance of protecting the health of their drinking water and their watershed. Timed to be public for Earth Day on April 22, the video incorporates more than 40 local and recognizable faces who share with viewers where our drinking water comes from and the steps individuals can take to protect the quality of their drinking water.
“Last year I think Nevadans were reminded of how lucky we are to have our health and access to the outdoors, said Brenda Hunt, Watershed Program Manager of the Carson Water Subconservancy District. “This new video reminds us how we are all connected through our most precious natural resource, water, and by protecting this resource, we are taking care of our health and the health of our watersheds.”
The “I Am Carson River Watershed Campaign” is funded through Clean Water Act 319(h) funds with support from Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and CWSD. It is designed to increase watershed awareness and education. The “Water Connect Us All” video showcases simple actions we can all undertake to benefit the drinking water in our watershed. This video stresses how important it is for each of us to protect our groundwater since it is our main source of our drinking water. “By taking a couple of simple actions every day, you can make sure your drinking water stays protected,” said Hunt. “By routinely recycling your motor oil, curbing chemical use in your home & yard, picking up trash and pet waste, and draining gutters into your yard; you protect the quality of our drinking water for tomorrow.”
“Water Connects Us All” follows the first video in the campaign series, which invited residents on “A Walk Through the Watershed”. This first video is available in English and Spanish. It defines what a watershed is and maps out the many ways watershed health affects our community’s quality of life.
“Many of the video’s speakers came out to show their support under extremely stressful pandemic circumstances, and we are grateful for their time and energy,” said Hunt. “We hope residents throughout our community follow their lead and take action to keep our drinking water healthy. “Water Connects Us All” is just over a minute, so it’s perfect to add to your playlist for Earth Day.”
To watch the videos go to iamcarsonriver.org. To learn more about CWSD, access our interactive ‘Explore Your Watershed’ map, or Kindergarten through grade 8 watershed curriculum, visit cwsd.org. For media inquiries, contact Rachel Gattuso, APR at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 336-9453.