Monday, September 18, 2023

Water and Forests

Blog 35

Indigenous people have been standing up to protect water for decades — because to them, is more than just hydration. Water is alive and holds a spirit. Water is sacred.

It's the lifeblood that flows through lakes, rivers and oceans, fosters important ecosystems and has been used for transportation since time immemorial. 

In 2003, Anishnaabe Elder Josephine Mandamin took her first ceremonial water walk around Lake Superior. She wanted to share a message: the water is sick and people need to speak, love and fight for it.

Shirley Williams, an Anishinaabe elder from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, along with her niece Elizabeth Osawamick, have since followed in Mandamin's footsteps. They've been organizing annual water walks around the Kawartha region of Ontario since 2010.

"Water is the first thing that the Creator made, and it's the water where we were born," said Williams. 

"We pray for that water because water is a living thing. It's not a commodity. We look at it as a spiritual element."

Role of forests in water health The forest cover slows down erosion and delays the release of water into streams, helping stabilize the quality and quantity of water in the area. Forests recharge and maintain the quality of groundwater.

How much water does a forest get?
During the growing period the amount of water required for forest vegetation can be assumed with an average of 3 mm per day.
 
Do forests absorb a lot of water?
Forests filter and regulate the flow of water, in large part due to their leafy canopy that intercepts rainfall, slowing its fall to the ground and the forest floor, which acts like an enormous sponge, typically absorbing up to 18 inches of precipitation (depending on soil composition) before gradually releasing it.

As our landscape changes, it begins to have an impact on stream health. What we do on or to the land affects both the quantity (volume) and quality (pollutant levels) of the water in our streams and lakes. The land area through which any water moves, or drains, to reach a stream is called a watershed.

As we begin to remove forest canopy and replace it with roads, parking lots, driveways, homes, patios, pools (impervious surfaces) and even grass, we immediately have impact on watersheds and receiving streams (or lakes). With the increased amount of impervious surfaces, water runs off the land, traveling on the surface towards the streams. As this 'storm water runoff' travels to the streams it collects pollutants and increases speed. The changes to the landscape, not only increase the volume of water that goes to the stream, it also shortens the amount of time it takes the water to get to the stream. These increased or peak flows cause water to move quickly to the streams. This leads to flooding, stream bank erosion, widening of streams, sediment deposited in streams, a loss of fish habitat, and decline in water quality. In Pennsylvania there are over 12,200 miles of polluted streams and over 3,000 miles of streams that are impaired by storm water runoff.

So how do we protect water quality and our streams as watersheds change?

Trees and forests play an incredible role in reducing storm water in several ways and removing or filtering pollutants that would otherwise wind up in our waterways.

  One Forest Service Researcher has stated that planting large canopy trees over impervious surfaces, such as a parking lot or street has much greater impact on reducing storm water (up to 8 times greater) because it works to reduce peak flows in urban settings.

Pollutant Removal and Phytoremediation

Plants, especially woody plants, are very good at removing nutrients (nitrates and phosphates) and contaminates (such as metals, pesticides, solvents, oils and hydrocarbons) from soil and water. These pollutants are either used for growth (nutrients) or are stored in wood. In one study, a single sugar maple growing roadside removed 60mg of cadmium, 140mg of chromium, 820mg of nickel, and 5200mg of lead in a single growing season (Coder, 1996). Studies in Maryland showed reductions of up to 88% of nitrate and 76% of phosphorus after agricultural runoff passed through a forest buffer.

In comparison, studies of residential lawns have shown overuse of chemical fertilizers (over 100 million tons applied to lawns annually) and synthetic pesticides (80 million pounds applied to lawns annually - 10 times the rate per acre used by farmers - Yale graduate study). Excess nutrients from lawns and agricultural fields is one of the largest sources of non-point pollutants that is impacting water quality in our streams, rivers, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay.

 In older existing communities, increasing tree canopy cover along streets, in yards and in parking lots can have a positive impact on our watersheds. Planting large canopy trees (where growing space permits) provide the most benefit - 8 times that of small maturing trees,

For Native American, then, as for most indigenous spirituality, water retains an honored and indispensable place, an actual force as well as symbolic image of life and death, creation and destruction, nourishment and deprivation: water exists as an autonomous and primeval element to be encountered with humility.

First Nations are continuously striving to fulfill their responsibilities to care for the waters. The “Water Declaration of the Anshinabek, Mushkegowuk and Onkwehonwe” drafted by the Chiefs of Ontario in 2008 and adopted by the Chiefs in Assembly emphasizes the caretaking role of Indigenous peoples with regard to water and recognizes the special responsibility of Indigenous women to talk and care for water. This responsibility finds an illustration in the “Mother Earth Water Walk” movement or in the activism of groups such as Akii Kwe. The traditional and spiritual knowledge driving those groups is slowly being integrated in Indigenous decision-making processes, as shown through the foundation of the Anishinabek Women’s Water Commission in 2008. It is hoped that, through its work, the Commission will influence government agencies to go beyond the “techno-fix” and to meaningfully include Anishinabek insights directed at finding long-term solutions for the current water crisis and the protection of the Great Lakes and other waters. 

While Indigenous worldviews regarding water are far from homogenous, some traditional beliefs and attitudes towards water are widely shared across Nations. As part of a submission to the 2000 Walkerton Inquiry, the Chiefs of Ontario have collectively shared the views that water is a living being with its own spirit. Water is life and as such is sacred and respected as a relative. Water is part of a greater, interconnected whole; therefore, a focus on just drinking water is misguided. One must consider all that to which water is connected. In keeping with this traditional perspective, water is not about “use” but rather about proper relationships. Because water is recognized as a living spiritual force, one’s relationship with water should be based on respect and an ethics of thanksgiving and should fulfill specific responsibilities. Proper relationships to water ensure that water is, in turn, able to fulfill its responsibilities. Those views entail that planning for water governance must take a long-term approach where knowledge about water is shared, with respect of the special role of women to speak for the water and with an emphasis on using the original Indigenous names of the waters. 

Links

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/water-is-sacred-protecting-1.6818685

https://www.waldwissen.net/en/forest-ecology/forest-soil/climatic-water-balance

https://extension.psu.edu/the-role-of-trees-and-forests-in-healthy-watersheds

https://www.waterteachings.com/water-is-knowledge

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Water In Ontario Canada

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Male fish turn into female if they live downstream of. Suage treatments sites.
The cause human hormones residue from prescription drugs that are flushed into the river.

An increasing number of prescription. Drugs can be found in water waste, painkillers, chemotherapy agents, hormones antibiotics.

If we swallow it scientist can find it in the water.

In the tap water we find traces of prescription drugs in the water in Southern Ontario. 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Harp Geoengineering Should Stop

https://rumble.com/v1z7ui8-haarp-geo-engineering-projects-including-weather-modification.html

Pollinators are getting loaded with aluminum.
Bees are getting Alzheimer.
Freaking 1 million of acres decimated under Trump administration. That will decimate the farmland
Canada has extensive fraking industries . Bad for the Earth.

Geoengineering is one of the biggest loes never told.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Simple Desalinization Systems


Mini Solar Desalinizatuon Plant

Another method.

Desalinizatuon system using solar system

Water un Dominican Republic - Collecting and Purifying Water Methods

Is it safe to drink the water in Dominican Republic?
Can you drink the water? Drinking purified bottled water is recommended and available everywhere in the Dominican Republic. Hotels and restaurants use purified water to clean and cook their food and make ice for their ice machines. Tourists are recommended not to drink the tap water.

Cleanliness of the environment is very important. The Social Consciousness of people to keep the river's and Iceqns clean is very important.
Permaculture principles are used to collect the rain water and filter it for use as drinking water.

There are two basic strategies of water conservation on a permaculture farm: storing water in the soil and the diversion of surface water to dams/ponds and tanks for later use; storing it on the surface.

First we want to slow, spread, and sink water as it falls from the sky into the soil. Following this, our secondary goals, are to: 

(1) capture as much water as is reasonably possible, 

(2) store that water for dry periods, and 

(3) distribute that water when necessary across the site. Whether you’re going to use one or both of these strategies depends on your site conditions: climate, terrain, soil, your context…

WHAT’S IN YOUR WATER?

I just finished a Blog Post series on rainwater harvesting; I would like to continue with more water blog series because Water is life! All the articles in the news about lead in our drinking water, Algae Bloom killing the marine life and upsetting the ecosystem in our bodies of water, I felt I had to go over this topic and, I had to do this NOW.  This blog series will be on Water Purifying! Water purifying is important in the water we drink, the irrigated water that is throughout our farmlands, the water that is in our homes for sanitation purposes. Just think about all our water usages! With water being life, go to the kitchen and pour yourself a nice big glass of water, I will wait.

STOP!

Before you drink that water. Have you ever questioned what’s in your drinking water? What chemicals are they intentionally putting in your water? What Chemicals are in your water from all the industrialized farming? All the Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides where does all that harmful chemicals go? Those chemicals don’t just magically vanish from existence after being used to kill whatever you’re killing.

Twelve Commonly Found Toxins in drinking water!

  • Flouride
  • Chlorine
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Arsenic
  • Perchlorates
  • Dioxins
  • Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDT)
  • Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
  • Dimethyl Tetrachloroterephthalate (DCPA)
  • Methyl Tertiary- Butyl Ether (MtBE)

WAIT…… DO YOU WANT ICE?

Are you really going to continue drinking that? Have your Pets and Children Drink that water? You want them drinking the main ingredient of Rocket Fuel? Municipalities add chlorine and other chemicals to kill the microorganisms, However, if these chemicals are killing microorganisms. What is that chemical doing to you?


HEMP PURIFYING SYSTEM

Hemp is the plant I want to talk about in the Phytodepuration Systems, with this system it is a little controversial and illegal in some areas. Please check with your specific Local and Country laws and regulations on growing hemp. Growing hemp can Clean the air, restore the soil and purify the water.

COMMON REED

Phragmites karka is a species of common reed that originates in South East Asia. Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf researched and discovered that this plant could remove Lead, Copper, Zinc, Arsenic, and Tin out of the water supplies and soil.

WATER PURIFYING SYSTEMS

Water purification systems are important! These Systems remove chemicals, toxins, compounds, salts, metals, and harmful organisms. After going through rainwater harvesting, this would be your next step on your journey to an abundance of clean water! 

These systems are for purifying your harvested rainwater, so you do not have to depend on the water supplied to you! 

 Water Purification Systems are used for making water suitable for drinking, wastewater recycling and reusing, and all other water needs.

PHYTODEPURATION

Phytodepuration is the intentional use of a plant to remove toxins from soils, sludges, sediments, surface water, and groundwater. This is a natural treatment technique that reproduces natural purification processes in a controlled environment. The system can be created with basins, that is then filled with inert materials such as sand, aquatic plants macrophytes. These plants are natural Purification Systems. The Three plants that support this system is Bamboo, Hemp, Rice, Common Reed, Water Hyacinth, and Vetiver.

VETIVER PURIFYING SYSTEM

Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) is tall, fast-growing perennial grass. This plant system has deep, complex roots that which can penetrate the deep layers into the soil. Accelerates the natural occurring ecosystem habitat for many symbiotic bacteria, and fungi made the ecology system naturally contributes to the pollutant uptake.

SELF PURIFYING

If the diversity of microorganisms is rich, nature’ s self-purifying ability is enhanced and clean water will return. Microorganisms will restore a healthy balance of microorganisms in the ecosystem, thereby increasing its self-purification ability without the use of chemicals.

Here is a suggestion for water filtration I found written by

The filtration system is actually a locally produced design. It was based on an award-winning model by a Guatemalan biochemist, Jose Fernanado Mazariegos Anleu. The filter is created using three, abundant natural resources: clay, sawdust, and colloidal sliver. The clay creates micro channels that catch solid contaminants, bacteria and parasites. The sawdust is used to make activated carbon, which removes bad smells, funny tastes and cloudiness. Lastly, the colloidal silver (a controversial thing that, from personal experience, we happen to think works) provides a little extra insurance for taking on bacteria.

Ideally, we would have access to these filters, which can produce one to two liters of drinking water per hour, a process which simply requires pouring water into the filter at the top of container and getting it from a spigot at the bottom. Properly maintained filters (they must be sponged clean with filtered water every three months) last for two years and are replaced for about 25 USD. Finally, the old filters make fantastic plant pots, something we first learned at Earth Lodge, an eco-hotel where we often volunteer.

Water Filter

As for materials and tools, the list is short. You’ll need two food-grade plastic buckets (other containers are possible, but these are often available for free from restaurants) with lids, a food-grade water spout (available online for a few dollars), and minor plumbing fittings to connect the buckets (including an O-ring and screen). The filtering part will be a combination of gravel for bigger solids, sand for other particulars, and activated charcoal for micro stuff. Activated charcoal is available in most pest shops, but some say that normal wood charcoal will also work just fine. The only tool that may not be around would be a drill with a hole saw (suited for the plumbing fittings and one for the spigot), but a knife and hacksaw can work.

To make the system, first, put one bucket atop the other, the bottom having its lid on. Then, drill a hole through the bottom of the top and the lid of the bottom. Connect the holes with the plumbing fixtures, with all connection obviously being watertight. Next, install the spigot around the bottom lip of the bottom bucket. Lastly, it’ll be building the filter. Cover the plumbing between the buckets with a piece of screen and O-ring, then splitting the top bucket roughly into fourths, fill one quarter with activated charcoal then sand then gravel, leaving the last quarter for water. Like with any good permaculture water system, gravity will do the work.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

About the Water


Large boat cruises are also large pollutants.  Oceans should not be shared with these large pollutants. The gas they burn should be replaced with alternative sources that exist on earth but used by the Military industrial complex in space withouth allowing the public access to the technology. The air and the Water are poluted by these monsters.
Oil and gas used in transportation should be completely eliminated.

Water should be free every family should have the know how to obtain clean water using solar power.

This industry of oil is destroying the earth. Every plastic glass and plastic bottle used ine ends up on landfills or in the Oceans. Oceans do not  end that any.more. wild life iceqn life suffer from this pollution.

This and chemtrails that apparently are organized by suorastatal organizations that have malefic interests behind them some.say of et. Are contributing at the destruction of the environment 

Nobody is penalizing these suprastatal cruises corpiratuons when they are polluting the air and the water in Dominican Republic. Theybare diversity the garbage in water.

We been to take better care of our water.
People living in Dominican Rep  uy the water. This should be free.
On a water planet water and fresh clean air should be free. Is not.

With civid restrictions the restricted fresh air from people. 

The brainwashing machine of corporations sell the water in little bottle water that create.massive pollution with plastic bottles.

Who talk for those that cannot talk.for themselves; The Water rhe Fish, the birds, rhe  trees.?

The service tonself corporations destroy the quality of life in this earth. What about the military industrial complex? What about extraterrestrials? They.might have another place to go to we prefer the earth.
Microwave technology sonor weapons chemicals of pharmaceutical companies that end up in water all should be in public discussions.

Also  another subject that should be discussed is clorine that is a poison used in swimming pools or the fluoride used in cities tap water, and toothpaste.

Instead of using massmedia for mass advertising of poisonous vaccines real discussions about cleaning the planet of pollutants should be a priority.

All chemicals used in weapon industry and used in mind control should be destroyed. We do not need more agent orange or chlorine. We need alternative sources of energy in existence since over 100 years see Chicago Wold Fair that was using wireless electricity. Oil and gas should not be used any more.
The chemicals used in weapons of mass destruction end up in water. The existence of people.fro. outer worlds that controll earth in malefic way for their own interests should be made public.

We really need to be the stewards of this earth making it the beautiful planet ot deserve to be.

Exploitation of this earth should  ease mining operations use poisonous chemicals that polute the waters of the river and end up in oceans.

There should not be have and have not people on this Earth. Everyone should have a piece of land and should take care of that land. Concentration of large number of people in small places is  ot beneficial for the environment.  Education about keeping the land and water clean should be promoted like mcdonald advertising.

Respect for ocean life should be also a priority. No whale or dolphin should be a museum object. You go to see paintings or art in museums not living conscious being. See them in the wild and respect them.

Large mamals are kept in small spaces as objects for the Ocean world service to self type of corporations . 

We need to have more respect for oceal life.

Large oil rigs use sonor tools to exploit the ocean floors. That sonor tools are.affecring sea life. That needs to stop.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Atlantic Ocean

We as society need ro rake care of rge land and water and oceans. 

The oceans should be kept clean of garbage and of military waves.
The sinke polluting of the √≤ceans affects rhe water that affects Allies. The sonor polituin affects marine life the wales dolphins and fish population. 

Chemtrails affects also the oceans.rhe pollutants in Chemtrails end up in water and then un fish and different marine life.

We need to restore the oceans to the pristine gorm they deserve.humsn psychic interact with the energy of the water and the energy of the water interact with human psychic. 

So human attitude influences the molecular configuration of the water.

The wars and military operations influence negative the water and water patterns. Weather events are activated by human activities.

Some are intentionally activates ad weather warfare some are activated by the intentions and emotions of people around rhe water.

We can help the water and the oceans by creating a peaceful society withouth wars. That would create positive weather patterns. 

The Oceans and the ocean life would.benefit, and also we the people will be the beneficiary of the water vibration. 

Cleanliness of the oceans depends o  all of us.

The consciousness of people should be raised.  Maintaining the river's and oceans clea  should be a priority from oceans ships to oil platforms to people.on the beaches we all should have our share of .maintaining the environment and the oceans clean.

Of we do just a.little bit more that before stop using plastics cups and bottles, or straws and using instead reusable dishes., thT is just a little bit more than before.

In the past thebrivers used to be dumping ground for garbage. That should cease they get to the oceans.