Not long ago, in fact last fall, I offered to submit these photos to the University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Extension office for an exhibit that they had planned for the Stratford Library. They were made into 8×10 canvass wraps which is unusual for me. Usually when I get stuff printed, I tend to think big like 20×30. Nonetheless, they helped the UW Extension convey a message that our water resources are vital and important.
What would Wausau be without the Wisconsin River coursing through the city center? Or Eastern Marathon County without the Eau Claire and Plover Rivers. The beautiful Dells of the Eau Claire which makes a nice stop on the Ice Age Trail. Or the many ponds that cyclists and hikers alike pass by on the Mountain-Bay State Trail.
Water is important. It is the source of all life on Earth. We can’t live without it. It provides us with food and sustenance. We need it.