How did that old country song go? “I’ve got some ocean-front property on the Missouri/Kansas border?” Is that not quite right? No matter. While we don’t have any of the National Park Service’s ocean or coastal parks in Freedom’s Frontier, we are stewards of some “future ocean” resources in the form of our river basins.
Take some time to learn how we make sure the sea is still a beautiful sight to see when we travel outside Freedom’s Frontier to the coast. Check out the online “Know Your Watershed” resource from Mid America Regional Council to learn how to improve water quality, both here at home and for our neighbors downstream. Learn how the National Park Service is working to manage and protect the ocean and coastal resources within the NPS system.
Download the NPS Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer activity guide to use with your children or grandchildren. Or just take a look at it for yourself—it’s quite fun and informative! Challenge yourself and your family to institute the suggestions below from the Junior Ranger booklet to help protect our water resources.
12 Things You Can Do at Home & School to Save Water by Jill Heinerty
from the Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer booklet
your local watershed.