Thursday, September 27, 2012


51% of the people living in the United States depend on groundwater for their drinking water needs.

This fun fact and others are included on our newest bookmark which reminds all of us that we need to help keep groundwater clean!  Each bookmark features a trivia question and a fun fact about groundwater.

Are you a teacher or environmental educator?  Then these bookmarks are for you!  They make a perfect tool to help students learn and understand just how important groundwater is and how they can be involved in protecting it. 

For this and many more cool educational tools, check out:


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Why I Believe Groundwater is the Right Choice!

You may have recently received a request to consider becoming a member of The Groundwater Foundation or to renew your membership if you have previously supported them.  Like everyone you probably receive several requests for membership this time of year and have to decide who you can support.  So as you contemplate where your limited support dollars go, let me share a few reasons why The Groundwater Foundation is a good, if not critical, choice.

The educational programs of The Groundwater Foundation inspire groundwater protection actions that will ensure:

·         Your two year old grandchild will have safe, clean water to drink.

·         Your dog, Fluffy, will have water to bathe and nourish her.

·         Your teenage child will be able to play in the local lake.

·         Your family will have food on the table that has been grown with groundwater.

For these reasons and many more, I make sure that The Groundwater Foundation is among the organizations that I support each and every year.  Make sure you do too!

Click here to join today and ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for today and for future generations.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Protect Your Groundwater Day & Water1der

 Protect Your Groundwater Day is coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 11. What are you and your community going to do to protect groundwater on that day and every day?
Here are some ideas from the National Ground Water Association...
And now that we have you thinking about this most precious resource, The Groundwater Foundation will soon be launching “Water1der”, a mobile groundwater awareness trivia game app, developed by SectorNow, which will be available free of charge from the Apple app store.
Through a fun educational game, players test their knowledge about groundwater, pollution prevention, conservation, irrigation, the water cycle, aquifers, recycling, water sheds, water use and wells. Players will “spin” a wheel on the app to determine the topic of the question. The formats vary from traditional ones, such as multiple choice, word scramble, matching and true/false to formats such as drag and drop, where players can move words to areas to label parts of the aquifer; moving, where players can select an item to be placed into the correct area; scrolling, where players can click their finger on the right answer as it moves across the screen; and timer, where players will touch the screen to stop a timer at the right number.
It’s coming soon. Follow Water1der on Facebook and you will be the first to know when it’s ready to be downloaded: