Every now and again, on Dirt Time and in training sessions, you’ll hear John refer to ‘Junior Raindrop’.
After a few mentions, you may find yourself asking: ‘Who is this Junior Raindrop?’ Well, watch this video and ask no longer…
Junior Raindrop is a short animation piece commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture & Forest Service back in 1948. In it a ‘delinquent raindrop explains the need for good watershed management’. Though a little bit goofy and a tad bit long, it’s an interesting industry artifact that does do a good job outlining the basics.
And if nothing else, it’s invaluable as a cautionary tale, alerting us to the fact that seemingly innocent raindrops are all murderous bandits just waiting to happen!
Oh, also: Quick Trivia Fact: Junior Raindrop was created by Rudolph Wendelin, the same man who was responsible for Smokey the Bear.
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