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Geography Week Keys on Water

Gov. Charlie Crist has issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 14-20 as Geography Awareness Week. The National Geographic Society has chosen "Freshwater" as this year's theme. A website created by the Florida Geographic Alliance aims to heighten awareness of conservation efforts, community opportunities and water-related controversies in our home state of Florida.

Even though it is called the "blue planet," only 3 percent of the water on Earth is fresh and less than 1 percent of that amount is available for direct human use. As Americans, each one of us uses 80 to 100 gallons of water a day or the equivalent of a filled Olympic-sized pool a year. It is important that we conserve our water.

Visit the link below to check out the many interesting water facts and conservation tips, and remember how important freshwater is to our lives. We need to become stewards of our most valuable natural resource, freshwater. (Source: Winter Haven News Chief)