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Liz Hoskins writes about the importance of maintaining healthy water habitats.

MAY 10

The value of water and surrounding habitat 

By Elizabeth Hoskins

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Water has an important symbolism for many people—it can evoke strong emotions, remind us of how powerful nature can be, and represent cleanliness.  I think the emotional power water has on people represents how important water is to both humans and wildlife.  Healthy aquatic habitats and surrounding areas provide a number of benefits.  Not only are they beautiful spaces to be in, but they can also support a number of diverse species of wildlife.  Also, many local aquatic habitats serve as the source of drinking water.

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