Why is clean water important to you? What is your favorite water story? Check out the Grand Rapids Water Festival Water Stories recorded at our 2008 festival. Folks talk about their connections and innate emotional attachments to the Great Lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds. As Michiganders, we revel in our watery abundance and associated activities – kayaking, boating, fishing, swimming and enjoying the beaches. Our responsibility to this amazing watershed is to keep it clean and raise awareness of our role as stewards. We want to hear from you. If you have a water-themed story you wish to share, stop by the Story Tent to record it.