This is the time of year when natures beauty is completely apparent. There’s no hiding from it, or ignoring it. Our county is absolutely gorgeous. We are completely surrounded by the Black Warrior River watershed, which covers approximately 6,276 square miles of land.
It’s a big deal.
And it’s important to ensure that this watershed is properly maintained and guarded. This way we can pass it’s beauty on to the next generation of Alabamians. So how do we protect this natural wonder?
Obviously the first and most important element in conservation is self-conduct. How do we, as individuals, protect and defend our natural resources? Think twice before you throw your trash on the side of the road, or sink that can to the bottom of the lake. Focusing on what we can do as individuals brings the problems closer to home and allows us to assume a higher degree of ownership in the well being of the Black Warrior River watershed. As we take on that higher level of ownership, we are more likely to take care of our waterways.
Another way to get involved is by supporting the Black Warrior Riverkeeper. This non-profit is solely devoted to protecting the BWR watershed. Below is a video they produced to highlight some of the positives and negatives of our wonderful waterways.
Conservation is something that is easy to shrug off to someone else. We can easily assume away a problem. That’s fine until no one steps up and leads by example. Let’s be that example and properly steward our land.