The Tuolumne River is located in Yosemite National Park and
is the most attractive place anyone could go to. It is a fun sight for everyone
because thereís such an amazing view, old looking trees, lots of hiking trails
and rafting too! People always come canoeing in the Tuolumne River. The Chinook
salmon comes there every fall to spawn. Around the Tuolumne River you can see
amazing looking animals and birds. For example, the Black Bear, the Mountain
Beaver, and the Spotted Owl. Those are only some animals that live by the
Although I live in a city, I love nature. I like to go
outside and look under rocks to search for bugs. I love going to different
parks, explore around, collect leaves, watch birds and look for small animals.
I also love water. I live near the bay in a city and love playing in the sand
and looking for shells and stones. I also love to watch sea gulls and pelicans
trying to catch fish in the water. I also watch sea lions at Pier 39.
One year, when I still lived in NJ, I spent a summer at a
Girl Scout camp and went on camping trips. The camp was in the woods, near
lake. We spend so much time outside. We learned to make fire, make smores, and
went through the woods searched for specific plants and insects, for birds and
learned about habitat of the woods. We also slept outside in tents and went
swimming in the lake. I saw some people fishing in that lake and I felt really
bad for the fish.
I also learned a lot about nature and importance of water
from my grandfather. My grandfather lived in a rural country, with farms, and
fields. He took river water to grow vegetables and crops. My grandfather barely
went to the store. He grew all the fruits and vegetables that he needed in his
own back yard and had small animals. He didnít buy bottled water, he drank from
a well. He said that the well water was very good and was very fresh and
healthy. He also told me about importance of water and said that without water
there would be no life, no people, no animals or plants. He told me that river
near him provides water for all the villages around and people able to grow
their gardens and have food because of the water from that river.
Rivers provide habitats and water for animals and plants.
Many plants and trees grow around the Tuolumne River. Animals such as beavers
and ducks make a home in the Tuolumne River. Birds and bears eat fish out of
the water. Water lets people, animals and plants stay alive! Ships deliver
goods through rivers to different places. Rivers provide water and make soil
fertile for farmers in drive regions that allow them to grow crops and
vegetables that we would later have food in our supermarkets. Water is also
used on electro station that we would have electricity.
Thatís why it is very important to conserve water. We need
water to stay alive. We need water to drink and grow vegetables. We need to
conserve water for watering plants to have oxygen to breathe. We need to
conserve water, so animals could drink and eat, for fish to have a home. We
need water for plants, people, and animals. We need water for ships to deliver
goods and for people to discover new things and explore countries. We need
water for factories and electro stations, for different small and large
businesses, hospitals and homes. We also need water to stay clean and prevent
Ways to conserve water in our homes and school are taking
short showers, turning off the water while you brush your teeth, and using your
towel for a couple of days instead of washing them every day. Doing less
laundry would mean using less water. When we drink bottled water, we should
finish all bottle before we start another one instead of throwing half a bottle
away. We can water our plants at night instead of when itís sunny that they
water would not evaporate right away.
We have a lot of water on earth, but we should still be
mindful of how much water we use in order to have water in the future. If we conserve
water, we would have more water every day for people, plants and animals. We
should always appreciate the water we have and preserve every drop of it because
in some countries they donít have much water.
Therefore, protect rivers and conserve in any way you can.
And be creative in how you do it. Remember, more water we have, longer the
planet and everything on it will stay alive.