Watershed Moment PSA Press Release

CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT

777 E. William Street, #110A, Carson City, NV 89701

775/887- 9005, FAX 775/887-7457

Contact: Brenda Hunt

brenda@cwsd.org

www.cwsd.org

 

For Immediate Release:  June 8, 2022

Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) continues their Watershed Moments PSA Series with June’s segment – “Promote Pollinators.”

– The 2022 PSA series aims to reward citizens with a year’s worth of promotions and incentives to encourage improved watershed stewardship and elevate the Carson River’s water quality –

Carson City, NV– Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is launching our June public service announcement (PSA) in the Watershed Moments series, “Promote Pollinators” to celebrate pollinator month! This PSA outlines simple actions we can all take to protect and promote pollinators, important animals that benefit the health of the Carson River Watershed.

Pollinators are magical creatures that are key to a thriving and healthy watershed. Did you know these amazing critters are responsible for a third of every bite of food we consume? Without pollinators say goodbye to many fruits, vegetables, and flowers, said Lyndsey Boyer, Carson City Open Space Manager. “You can promote pollinators in your own yard by growing native flowering plants and curbing your use of pesticides. Native plants are beautiful and use less water! Misuse of pesticides can kill bees, butterflies and other pollinators, as well as contaminate our groundwaters, rivers, lakes and streams.” 

Throughout 2022, as part of the “I am Carson River Watershed” campaign, CWSD is launching a series of the Watershed Moments PSAs to engage and inform Nevadans about actions they can take at home, at work, and while in the community to contribute to healthier watershed and reduce polluted runoff. Take our on-line pledge and commit to taking these simple, everyday actions that can really make a difference! The pledge and videos are available in Spanish by scrolling and clicking on the Español button here.

This month’s prizes to promote pollinators is packets of native plant seeds and/or a bag of Full Circle Compost. To be eligible to win, participants must watch the PSAs on social media, YouTube or the I Am Carson River Watershed website, complete the pledge, and/or tag a friend. Additionally, participants can comment and tag us @CarsonRiverWatershed on Facebook and/or Instagram using #MyWatershedMoment and show us the actions you’re taking to promote pollinators in the Carson River Watershed.

Our partners at Carson City and Douglas County Cooperative Extension are also celebrating pollinator month in June. Follow links to an array of activities! Your actions matter. I am Carson River Watershed, and you are too!

To learn more, visit https://iamcarsonriver.org and follow Carson River Watershed on Facebook and/or Instagram. For media inquiries, contact Brenda Hunt, brenda@cwsd.org, 775.887.9005.

 

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Watershed Moment PSA Press Release
CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT
777 E. William Street, #110A, Carson City, NV 89701
775/887- 9005, FAX 775/887-7457
Contact: Brenda Hunt
brenda@cwsd.org
www.cwsd.org

 

 

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2022

 

Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) continues their Watershed Moments PSA Series with May’s segment – “Explore Your Watershed.” This video explores 24 locations throughout the Carson River Watershed and outlines the simple actions people can take in everyday lives to improve the health of the Carson River Watershed.

– The 2022 PSA series aims to reward citizens with a year’s worth of promotions and incentives to encourage improved watershed stewardship and elevate the Carson River’s water quality –

Carson City, NV– Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is launching our May public service announcement (PSA) in the Watershed Moments series, “Explore Your Watershed.” This PSA outlines simple actions we can all take to protect the health of the Carson River Watershed and our water quality. Join Vanessa Vancour as she walks through 24 special places in the Carson River Watershed. Can you name them all?

“We’re excited to reintroduce this film as our Explore Your Watershed – Watershed Moment!”, said Brenda Hunt, Program Manager of the Carson Water Subconservancy District. “We surveyed our watershed community and found the majority of residents didn’t know they lived in a watershed and didn’t think their actions affected its health. This film celebrates the natural wonder of the Carson River Watershed and educates and inspires individuals in our community to take action to improve its health and water quality”.

Throughout 2022, as part of the “I am Carson River Watershed” campaign, CWSD is launching a series of the Watershed Moments PSAs to engage and inform Nevadans about actions they can take at home, at work, and while in the community to contribute to healthier watershed and reduce polluted runoff. Take our on-line pledge and commit to taking these simple, everyday actions that can really make a difference! These videos are available in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles by scrolling and clicking on the Español button here.

Monthly promotional prizes will be given away to encourage watershed stewardship. Participants through social media may be eligible to win two Nevada State Park passes! To be eligible to win, participants must watch the PSAs on social media, YouTube or the I Am Carson River Watershed website, complete the pledge, and send in their own “Explore Your Watershed” Watershed Moment video through the comments section of our Facebook Page or Instagram Stories. Additionally, participants can comment and tag us @CarsonRiverWatershed on Facebook and/or Instagram using #MyWatershedMoment. Social media submissions should highlight actions citizens personally take to explore and maintain a healthy Carson River Watershed.

Your actions matter. I am Carson River Watershed, and you are too! To learn more, visit https://iamcarsonriver.org and follow Carson River Watershed on Facebook and/or Instagram. For media inquiries, contact Brenda Hunt, brenda@cwsd.org, 775.887.9005.

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Watershed Moment PSA Press Release
CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT
777 E. William Street, #110A, Carson City, NV 89701
775/887- 9005, FAX 775/887-7457
Contact: Brenda Hunt
brenda@cwsd.org
www.cwsd.org

 

 

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2022

 

Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) Continues their Watershed Moments PSA Series with April’s
segment – “Foster Healthy Soil.” This video describes the importance of soil health, and the simple actions
people can take in their gardens, yards and fields that improve the health of the Carson River Watershed.

– The 2022 PSA series aims to reward citizens with a year’s worth of promotions and incentives to encourage improved
watershed stewardship and elevate the Carson River’s water quality –

Carson City, NV– Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is launching our April public service announcement
(PSA) in the Watershed Moments series, “Foster Healthy Soil,” to highlight how healthy soils grow nutritious food, reduce
erosion, decrease drought impacts, and improve water quality. The PSA outlines simple actions we can all take to protect
our soils so that they continue to contribute these benefits.

“Fostering healthy soils is not complicated and the practices are quite simple, but changing our ways is not,” says Chuck
Schembre, Environmental Scientist with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). “Whether you are
managing soils as a homeowner, farmer, or rancher, we can all take steps in the right direction to improve soil health. By
reducing soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered and protected with mulch or living plants, and encouraging a diversity
of plants and animals, we can foster the health of our soils and, in turn, improve the health of our watershed.”

Soils provide amazing services! Here in the Carson River Watershed, healthy soils:
• Grow a diversity of plants
• Support a diverse array of animal life including insects, worms, and microbes
• Store water like a sponge which reduces drought impacts
• Reduce flood impacts by soaking up and slowly releasing stormwater runoff to our rivers, lakes, streams, and
groundwater
• Filter pollutants from stormwater and flooding
• Reduce the need for fertilizer
• Stores carbon

Throughout 2022, as part of the “I am Carson River Watershed” campaign, CWSD is launching a series of the Watershed
Moments PSAs to engage and inform Nevadans about actions they can take at home, at work, and while in the
community to contribute to a healthier watershed and reduce polluted runoff. Take our on-line pledge and commit to
taking these simple, everyday actions that can really make a difference! These videos are available in Spanish or with
Spanish subtitles by scrolling and clicking on the Español button here.

Monthly promotional prizes will be given away to encourage watershed stewardship. Participants through social media
may be eligible to win a free bag of compost! To be eligible to win, participants must watch the PSAs on social media,
YouTube or the I Am Carson River Watershed website, complete the pledge, and send in their own “Fostering Healthy
Soils” Watershed Moment video through the comments section of our Facebook Page or Instagram Stories. Additionally,
participants can comment and tag us @CarsonRiverWatershed on Facebook and/or Instagram using
#MyWatershedMoment. Social media submissions should highlight actions citizens personally take to foster healthy soils
and maintain a healthy Carson River Watershed.

I am Carson River Watershed, and you are too! Please foster healthy soils and protect our watershed from harmful
pollutants!

To learn more, visit https://iamcarsonriver.org and follow Carson River Watershed on Facebook and/or Instagram. For
media inquiries, contact Brenda Hunt, brenda@cwsd.org, 775.887.9005.

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Watershed Moment PSA Press Release

CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT

777 E. William Street, #110A, Carson City, NV 89701

775/887- 9005, FAX 775/887-7457

Contact: Brenda Hunt

brenda@cwsd.org

www.cwsd.org

For Immediate Release:  March 9, 2022

 

Carson Water Subconservancy District Continues Watershed Moments PSA Series with their March segment – “Use a Car Wash.” This video describes the importance of washing cars at a full or self-serve car wash vs. in your driveway to improve the Carson River’s Impaired Water Quality.

– The 2022 PSA series aims to reward citizens with a year’s worth of promotions and incentives to encourage improved watershed stewardship and elevate the Carson River’s water quality –

Carson City, NV – As part of the “I am Carson River Watershed” campaign, the Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) has launched Watershed Moments, a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to help engage and inform Nevadans about steps they can take to foster a healthy watershed throughout 2022. CWSD, a multi-county and bi-state agency promoting cooperative action with communities to conserve natural resources in the Carson River Watershed, is crafting monthly PSAs that will feature local Nevadans discussing a range of topics and tips for improving the health of the shared watershed. The March PSA in the series, Use a Carwash,” highlights the importance of using a full or self-serve carwash to improve water quality, instead of washing our cars at home.

When we wash our cars at home, the hose uses an average of 100 gallons or more of water! The runoff water becomes wastewater mixed with soaps, motor oils, grease, brake dust, heavy metals and other harmful contaminants that flows untreated into our stormwater systems. This untreated wastewater then flows from the stormwater system into our rivers, lakes and streams causing water quality impacts.

“Soaps commonly contain phosphates which can cause algae growth. We’ve all seen algae in the river! It smells bad, looks bad and as it decays, uses up oxygen that fish need to survive,” says Shane Fryer, Watershed Program Specialist, CWSD. “Soap also destroys the mucus layer on fish, exposing them to harmful bacteria and parasites.”

You can help protect the quality of our waters, by using a full or self-serve car wash rather than washing your cars, trucks, RVs, or boats at home. The water used at these facilities is cleaned and recycled. If you do choose to wash your car at home, wash it on the lawn or gravel rather than paved surfaces. This way the ground can act as a filter for the dirt and soap, lessening its impact to our waterways.

Throughout 2022, the Watershed Moments PSAs will highlight actions residents can take at home, at work, and while out and about in the community to contribute to healthier watershed and reduce polluted runoff. Recycling your used motor oil, opting for a car wash instead of washing cars at home, absorbing stormwater runoff on residential properties instead of sending it down storm drains, curbing chemical use (fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides), and picking up after pets are all personal actions that cumulatively will lead to improved water quality for the Carson River Watershed. Take our on-line pledge to show us you’re committed to taking these simple, everyday actions that can really make a difference! The videos are available in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles by scrolling and clicking on the Español button here.

Monthly promotional prizes will be given away to encourage watershed stewardship. Ten March winners will each receive one free car wash from Surf Thru located in the Carson River Watershed. To be eligible to win, participants must watch the PSAs on social media, YouTube or the I Am Carson River Watershed website, then complete the online pledge and/or tag three friends who live within the Carson River Watershed comments section of our  Facebook Page or Instagram Stories. Additionally, participants can comment and tag us @CarsonRiverWatershed on Facebook and/or Instagram using #MyWatershedMoment.” Social media submissions should highlight actions citizens personally take to help maintain a healthy Carson River Watershed.” Upcoming prizes will include free car washes, Carson Hot Springs passes, Nevada State Parks annual passes and more.

Along with CWSD, this campaign is funded by a Clean Water Act 319(h) grant administered by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) Water Quality Planning Branch. The Carson River is on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Clean Water Act Section 303(d) list of impaired waters in Nevada which is the main impetus for the “I am Carson River Watershed” campaign. NDEPs Nonpoint Source Program (NPS), works to preserve and enhance surface waters of the State by employing watershed planning and public outreach.

“The Watershed Moments campaign helps Northern Nevadans learn how even small changes can help protect the Carson River Watershed for future generations to enjoy,” said NPS Branch Manager Birgit Widegren. “These PSAs support our mission of preserving and restoring surface water resources for the benefit of the community and the plants and animals that call this area home.”

I am Carson River Watershed, and you are too! Do your part to protect our watershed from harmful pollutants!

To learn more, visit https://iamcarsonriver.org and follow Carson River Watershed on Facebook and/or Instagram. For media inquiries, contact Shane Fryer, shane@cwsd.org, 775.887.9005.

 About the I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED Campaign:

The I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED campaign connects our community to the watershed they live in and asks everyone to do a few simple things to help improve the quality of our waters.

 

About the Carson Water Subconservancy District:

CWSD is a unique multi-county and bi-state agency promoting cooperative action with communities to conserve our natural resources in the Carson River Watershed. CWSD involves all watershed counties and communities to develop regional planning and management solutions for the watershed. CWSD Board members are elected officials, agricultural producers and citizens who represent their communities. CWSD leads the integrated watershed planning process within the following categories: water quality, floodplain protection and management, regional water supply, invasive species, river rehabilitation and stabilization, outreach and education, and recreation projects.

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Watershed Moment PSA Press Release

CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT

777 E. William Street, #110A, Carson City, NV 89701

775/887- 9005, FAX 775/887-7457

Contact: Brenda Hunt

brenda@cwsd.org

www.cwsd.org

A healthy watershed that meets the water needs of all users

 

For Immediate Release:  February 9, 2022

 

CWSD continues Watershed Moments PSA Series with their February segment : “Recycle Your Motor Oil.”

This video Warns of Improper Oil Disposal’s Impact on the Carson River’s Impaired Water Quality

 

     -The 2022 PSA series aims to reward citizens with a year’s worth of promotions and incentives to encourage improved watershed stewardship and elevate the Carson River’s water quality–

Carson City, NV – As part of the “I am Carson River Watershed” Campaign, the Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) has launched Watershed Moments, a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to help engage and inform Nevadans about steps they can take to foster a healthy watershed throughout 2022. CWSD, a multi-county and bi-state agency promotes cooperative action with communities to conserve natural resources in the Carson River Watershed, is crafting monthly PSAs that will feature local Nevadans discussing a range of topics and tips for improving the health of the shared watershed. The second PSA in the series, ‘Recycle Your Motor Oil’ highlights the hazardous effect of improper disposal of motor oil on water quality that just one gallon of motor oil can contaminate over 1 million gallons of water.

“We conducted a survey of Carson River Watershed residents in 2015. When residents were asked if they dump used motor oil down the drain, about 2% of the population replied yes. That calculates to nearly 3,000 people or potentially 3 billion gallons of our water being polluted, yikes!” said Brenda Hunt, CWSD Watershed Program Manager. “Although we are hopeful people are not dumping used oil down the storm drains, this PSA really brings the message home! Recycle your used motor oil and any other vehicle fluid that needs replacement to keep our rivers, lakes and streams free of these toxic pollutants!”

When used motor oil is dumped into storm drains, on the ground, or is left to leak onto hard surfaces like roads and driveways; it can seep into our groundwater, or directly enter our waterways through the storm drains and ditches. This toxic oil mobilizes during rain or wet snow events entering our waterways untreated through the stormwater system, making the water unsafe for humans and wildlife.

Over the coming year, the Watershed Moments PSAs will highlight actions residents can take at home, at work, and while out and about in the community to contribute to healthier watershed and reduce polluted runoff. Recycling your used motor oil, opting for a car wash instead of washing cars at home, absorbing stormwater runoff on residential properties instead of sending it down storm drains, curbing chemical use (fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides), and picking up after pets are all personal actions CWSD says will lead to improved water quality for the Carson River Watershed.

Monthly promotional prizes will be given away to encourage watershed stewardship. Three February winners will each receive one free oil change at a shop located around the Carson River Watershed. Upcoming prizes will include free car washes, Carson Hot Springs passes, Nevada State Parks annual passes and more. To be eligible to win, participants must watch the PSAs on social media, YouTube or the I Am Carson River Watershed website, then complete the online pledge or add a photo or video of their own personal “watershed moment” in the comments section of the Carson River Watershed’s Facebook Page and Instagram Stories. Additionally, participants can comment and tag these “watershed moments” on Instagram using the #mywatershedmoment hashtag. Comments should highlight actions citizens take personally to help maintain a healthy Carson River Watershed.

Along with CWSD, this campaign is funded by a Clean Water Act 319(h) grant administered by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) Water Quality Planning Branch. The Carson River is on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Clean Water Act Section 303(d) list of impaired waters in Nevada which is the main impetus for the “I am Carson River Watershed” campaign. NDEPs Nonpoint Source Program (NPS), works to preserve and enhance surface waters of the State by employing watershed planning and public outreach.

“The Watershed Moments campaign helps Northern Nevadans learn how even small changes can help protect the Carson River Watershed for future generations to enjoy,” said NPS Branch Manager Birgit Widegren. “These PSAs support our mission of preserving and restoring surface water resources for the benefit of the community and the plants and animals that call this area home.”

I am Carson River Watershed, and you are too! CWSD asks us all to do our part to protect our watershed from harmful pollutants.

To learn more, visit https://iamcarsonriver.org and follow Carson River Watershed on Facebook and/or Instagram. For media inquiries, contact Brenda Hunt, brenda@cwsd.org or 775/887-9005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED Campaign:

The I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED campaign connects our community to the watershed they live in and asks everyone to do a few simple things to help improve the quality of our waters.

About the Carson Water Subconservancy District:

CWSD is a unique multi-county and bi-state agency promoting cooperative action with communities to conserve our natural resources in the Carson River Watershed. CWSD involves all watershed counties and communities to develop regional planning and management solutions for the watershed. CWSD Board members are elected officials, agricultural producers and citizens who represent their communities. CWSD leads the integrated watershed planning process within the following categories: water quality, floodplain protection and management, regional water supply, invasive species, river rehabilitation and stabilization, outreach and education, and recreation projects.

To promote cooperative actions with communities to protect the Carson River Watershed.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Rachel Gattuso I The Gattuso Coalition

Brenda Hunt I Carson Water Subconservancy District

(775) 336-9453 / (775) 887-9005

 

Carson Water Subconservancy District Kicks Off Watershed Moments PSA Series with “Bag It” Video Warning of

Pet Waste’s Impact on the Carson River’s Impaired Water Quality

 

– The 2022 PSA series aims to reward citizens with a year’s worth of promotions and incentives to encourage improved watershed stewardship and elevate the Carson River’s water quality–

Carson City, Nev. (Wednesday, January 5, 2022) – As part of the “I am Carson River Watershed” Campaign, the Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is launching Watershed Moments, a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to help engage and inform Nevadans about steps they can take to foster a healthy watershed throughout 2022. CWSD, a multi-county and bi-state agency promotes cooperative action with communities to conserve natural resources in the Carson River Watershed, is crafting monthly PSAs that will feature local Nevadans discussing a range of topics and tips for improving the health of the shared watershed. The first PSA in the series, ‘Bag It,’ highlights the hazardous effect of pet waste on water quality, in particular, that the Carson River Watershed’s estimated 16,000 dogs produce about 12,000 pounds of poop daily.

“As we consider ways to better treat ourselves and our environment in the New Year, this PSA encourages us to be responsible stewards of our pets and our watershed by bagging pet waste and properly disposing of it,” said Brenda Hunt, CWSD Watershed Program Manager. “Besides being gross to step in, pet waste contains pathogens and bacteria that pollute our rivers, lakes and streams. So be a good neighbor and bag it!”

When pet waste is not disposed of properly, pollutants can seep into our groundwater and pollute our waterways, making them unsafe for swimming and fishing. Over the coming year, the PSA campaign will highlight actions residents can take at home, at work, and while out and about in the community to contribute to healthier watershed and reduce polluted runoff. Opting for a car wash instead of washing cars at home, absorbing stormwater runoff on residential properties instead of sending it down storm drains, curbing chemical use (fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides), and picking up after pets are all personal actions CWSD says will lead to improved water quality for the Carson River Watershed.

Monthly promotional prizes will be given away to encourage watershed stewardship. January winners will receive $100 gift cards to pet stores located around the Carson River Watershed. Upcoming prizes will include free car washes, Carson Hot Springs passes, Nevada State Parks annual passes and more. To be eligible to win, participants must watch the PSAs on social media, YouTube or the I Am Carson River Watershed website, then complete the online pledge or add a photo or video of their own personal “watershed moment” in the comments section of the Carson River Watershed Facebook Page. Additionally, participants can comment and tag these “watershed moments” on Instagram using the #mywatershedmoment hashtag. Comments should highlight actions citizens take personally to help maintain a healthy Carson River Watershed.

Along with CWSD, this campaign is funded by a Clean Water Act 319(h) grant administered by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). The Carson River is on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Clean Water Act Section 303(d) list of impaired waters in Nevada which is the main impetus for the “I am Carson River Watershed” campaign. NDEPs Nonpoint Source Program (NPS), works to preserve and enhance surface waters of the State by employing watershed planning and public outreach.

“The Watershed Moments campaign helps Northern Nevadans learn how even small changes can help protect the Carson River Watershed for future generations to enjoy,” said NPS Branch Manager Birgit Widegren. “These PSAs support our mission by preserving and restoring surface water resources for the benefit of the community and the plants and animals that call this area home.”

To learn more, visit https://iamcarsonriver.org and follow Carson River Watershed on Facebook and/or Instagram. For media inquiries, contact Rachel Gattuso, APR at rachel@gattusocoalition.com or (775) 336-9453.

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About the I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED Campaign:

The I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED campaign connects our community to the watershed they live in and asks everyone to do a few simple things to help improve the quality of our waters.

About the Carson Water Subconservancy District:

CWSD is a unique multi-county and bi-state agency promoting cooperative action with communities to conserve our natural resources in the Carson River Watershed. CWSD involves all watershed counties and communities to develop regional planning and management solutions for the watershed. CWSD Board members are elected officials, agricultural producers and citizens who represent their communities. CWSD leads the integrated watershed planning process within the following categories: water quality, floodplain protection and management, regional water supply, invasive species, river rehabilitation and stabilization, outreach and education, and recreation projects.

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Carson Water Subconservancy District

777 East William Street, Suite 110A

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Contact: Brenda Hunt

Brenda@cwsd.org

www.cwsd.org

 

 

 

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 rachel@gattusocoalition.com or (775) 336-9453.

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Carson Water Subconservancy District

777 East William Street, Suite 110A

 Carson City, Nevada 89701

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  2/11/21

 

2021 Watershed Wednesdays Forum –Weaving Water Quality into All We Do

Carson City, NV– The Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is hosting Carson River Coalition’s “Watershed Wednesdays,” a free virtual forum series spanning the five Wednesdays in March! Each Watershed Wednesday will have a unique theme where speakers share their knowledge, programs, and projects focused on the Carson River Watershed. Weekly themes are Education and Outreach (3/3), Recreation (3/10), Floodplain Protection (3/17), Climate Resilience (3/24), and Floodplain management (3/31). Each virtual session will premiere on the Carson River Watershed YouTube Channel before 8am on their specified days. At 11:30am, CWSD will host a live Zoom Q & A session with the week’s speaker panel. More details on specific speakers and their topics will be provided in the next few weeks.

CWSD is hosting Watershed Wednesdays as a speaker series throughout March, instead of its typical 2-day Spring Carson River Watershed Forum. Speakers will include non-profit organizations, government agencies, private citizens, and landowners providing a comprehensive view of the morning’s topic. Participants can watch presentations on CWSD’s YouTube Channel as they premiere or can enjoy content at their leisure if unable to attend. Each Wednesday at 11:30am everyone is encouraged to sign on for the live Q&A hosted via Zoom to ask questions of our panel of Watershed experts.

Watershed Wednesdays will showcase the immense variety of work being planned and accomplished throughout the Carson River Watershed. “CWSD staff is working with our Carson River Coalition partners to create informative and educational sessions that move participants to act in ways that improve water quality and watershed health,” stated Brenda Hunt, CWSD Watershed Program Manager. Everyone is welcome to join us for Watershed Wednesdays and support our speakers, partners, and the comprehensive efforts being made to improve the Carson River Watershed. To receive updates, links and to register for Watershed Wednesdays click here.