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PAGE9MAZINAIGANSUPPLEMENT2014EverybodylivesinawatershedIhaveshownyouaroundtheBadRiverwatershedbuteverybodylivesinawa-tershedsomewhere.Thatswhyitsimportantforallofustotakecarehowwetreatourwater.Youmayliveinacityandnotbyariverlikemebutyouusewaterinyourhouseandrainwaterrunsthroughyourstreetsandflowsdownstormdrains.Sometimesifweusechemicalsliketocleanourcarsorsprayourlawnsthosechemicalscanrunintothestreetandgodownthestormdrainpollutingourgroundwater.SoweallhavetotakecareofourwaterWetlandsvs.WatershedWhatisawetlandWetlandsarelow-lyingareasbetweendrylandandaquaticsystemssuchasriverslakesoroceans.Oncethoughttobeuselesswetlandsreallydomanyimportantthingssuchasholdingextrafloodwaterpurifyingwaterandgivingplantsandanimalsaplacetolive.WhatsthedifferencebetweenawetlandandawatershedWellyoureprobablynotsittinginawet-landrightnowbutyouredefinitelysittinginawatershed.AwatershedisanareathatdrainstoacommonwaterwaylikeacreekorstreamwhichthendrainstoalargerbodyofwaterlikeLakeSuperior.Wetlandsprovidealinkbetweenwatershedandwater.Wetlandsfilterthewaterrunningintothestreamriveroroceancleaningitoftoxinsthatcouldcausepollutioninmajorwaterways.Asyoucolorthepictureseeifyoucannametheseplantsandanimalsbymatchingthenumbertothecorrectnamebelow.____sandpiper____turtle____waterlily____frog____raccoon____baldeagle____egret____dragonfy____duck____snail____minnow____bluegill____redwinged____greatblueblackbirdheronCircle11thingsthatarewrongwiththispicture.EveryoneneedstodotheirparttokeepGichigamiclean.12WhoLivesinaWetlandactivityandtextreprintedfromSouthwestFloridaWaterManagementDistrictandHowStuffWorks.