Editorial: Cooperation needed to improve water
By The Clanton Advertiser staff
Instead of confronting an issue head-on and understanding and being willing to do the right thing, we usually would rather let someone else worry about it.
“It’s about handling your own problems, not sending them down the stream to somebody else,” Glenn Littleton, watershed coordinator, said about runoff into streams and rivers, but he could have been referring to just about anything that affects the human race. When you’re part of a watershed, that runoff can diminish water quality.
In this case, we’re glad people such as Littleton are working to help us understand the effects our actions have. Live everything else, though, the future will depend on our willingness to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
Workshops planned by the Buxahatchee Creek Watershed Restoration Project, which involves much of south Shelby County and north Chilton County, aims to educate both community leaders and private citizens about water quality.
Stay tuned for times and dates on these useful and informative workshops.