Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rivers to Oceans Week: June 8 - 13, 2010

Did you know...?

"Canada has the longest coastline in the world – 243,793 km – and is home to almost one-quarter of the world’s wetlands. More plants and animals actually live in water than on land, and there are many ways we can contribute to their survival through our everyday activities." (CWF)

Water, water everywhere ... but one day there may not be a drop of (clean) water to spare. Unthinkable in Canada, you say? Not necessarily. Canada's pristine waterways and the precious life they support need to be protected. Water is essential to life. Period. Without it, we all die - salmon, turtles, birds, beasts, humans.

Wetlands - yes, wetlands! - streams, creeks and rivers are part of the discussion about healthy lakes and oceans, which is why the week is called Rivers to Oceans.

So check out The CWF site to learn more. There are some great pics of the leatherback seaturtle too. CWF dares you to care about the quality of Canada's water and about endangered aquatic species. So get "in the flow" next week...

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