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