By John Cobourn: I have stated that community water issues can be best understood in the context of the whole watershed. I also stated that on the Carson River in Nevada, the Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) sponsors a community watershed group called the Carson River Coalition (CRC). It views all issues in the watershed…Details
Water Connects Us All: Community Drinking Water PSA Launch
During Earth Week 2021, CWSD launched the second film in the I Am Carson River Watershed campaign series, “Water Connects Us All”. This public service style announcement motivates Carson River Watershed residents to act in ways that protect the health of our environment and the quality of our drinking water. The film features over 40 community members from around the watershed reminding their neighbors to take a couple simple actions to make a big difference in preventing pollution.
The I Am Carson River Watershed campaign is an outreach and education effort to improve watershed-literacy in the community. A watershed-wide survey conducted by CWSD revealed that many residents are unaware they live in a watershed and that their actions affect the quality of the environment; thus, the campaign was born. The second film highlights individual actions we can all take such as recycling motor oil, using a car wash, maintaining septic systems, and cleaning up pet waste. “Everyone lives in a watershed”, said Brenda Hunt, CWSD Watershed Program Manager, “so these messages can be applied to help protect the quality of your environment wherever you live.” Visit iamcarsonriver.org to watch “Water Connects Us All” and “A Walk Through the Watershed”.
I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED and YOU ARE TOO! Go to iamcarsonriver.org or click the image above to watch the video!
The campaign is funded through Clean Water Act 319(h) funds with support from NDEP and CWSD.