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Praying for the water with every step

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We want the walk to be a prayer.  Source: Facebook We want the walk to be a prayer. Source: Facebook
FRANKLIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi River Water Walk 2013 is passing through Mississippi this week. A group of Native American women are carrying a copper bucket of water from the river's source to the mouth of the river in the Gulf.

The walk is to focus attention on the pollution problems the river faces from toxic chemicals from municipalities, farms and corporations.

"We want the walk to be a prayer," said walk leader Sharon Day. "Every step we take we will be praying for and thinking of the water. The water has given us life and now, we will support the water."

The walk started March 1 at Lake Itasca State Park, where the Mississippi River originates. It will end on or around April 29 where the river pours into the Gulf.

You can follow the walkers on Facebook.

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