Trees and forests are a living filter.  Our woods is not only an important source of clean water, but it also protects and conserves Vermont's waters.  From lakes and streams to drinking water, the health of Vermont's waters is directly connected to the health of our forests.  Landowners, land managers, municipalities and educators all play an important role in ensuring that our forests continue to serve as a natural filter for our water, removing pollutants and slow the flow of water.