WHEN WE THINK OF FORESTS, WE THINK OF TREES, THE WONDERS OF NATURE, OF SHEER BEAUTY, AND CLEAN, FRESH AIR. WE OFTEN DON'T THINK ABOUT THE WATER WE DRINK. WE SHOULD. NOW YOU CAN HELP TREES AND WATER SUPPLY WHEN YOU TRAVEL.
More than 180 million Americans, 56 percent of the U.S. population, have abundant, healthy drinking water thanks to forests.
Forests help snow melt and rain water soak into the soil to replenish rivers and streams during dry times. Trees stop silt from eroding into our waterways. They serve as natural filters to clean sparkling mountain streams, healthy lakes and reservoirs, and our nation’s vast web of rivers.