World Water Day
It’s still ice covered in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but that doesn’t mean it isn’t World Water Day on the Gunflint Trail. I’m celebrating the fact we have drinking water fresh lake water surrounding us. How lucky we are to live here and have Lake Superior just 60 miles away?
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Everyone knows we need water to survive but some of our water resources are polluted, depleted or dried up. World Water Day is a day to draw attention to water resources and how water relates to food. While we don’t have any formal activities planned for today I do plan to cover some of the materials provided on the website with my children.
I hope you’ll take the time to check ot the website and celebrate today yourself. You can celebrate by booking your canoe trip to one of my favorite water sources, the Boundary Waters! It’s still ice now but it will be liquid once again very soon.