Gulf to Great Lakes walk against water pollution

Published 3:42 am Sunday, April 24, 2011

Members of the Ojibwe tribe — mostly from Minnesota — are walking from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Lake Superior to focus attention on how pollution is affecting the world’s water supplies.

WDAM-TV reports that participants in the Mother Earth Water Walk passed through the Hattiesburg area Friday,  carrying a bucket of water they took from the Gulf of Mexico a couple of days ago.

The water will be poured into Lake Superior on June 12, along with water from the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

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One of the walkers, Sharon M. Day, says they keep moving all day because they want to move continuously, as water flows continuously.