Purpose of Making Mt. Fuji Spring Water Map
Water springs whose water source derives from Mt. Fuji can be found almost everywhere in both Shizuoka prefecture and Yamanashi prefecture. These water springs, however, are facing environmental problems and damage such as decreasing outflow at the gushing point, water contamination, and exploitation of the surroundings and taking measures to conserve these water springs, which is also effective in conserving the environment of the connected rivers and seas, has become a great issue.
Groundwork Mishima has been working on to conserve the importance, preciousness, culture, and history of these water springs by training “Mt. Fuji Spring Water Instructor”, investigating water springs around Mt. Fuji, and making and disseminating “Mt. Fuji Spring Water Map” in 2006 and 2007.
In 2013, 6 years being passed by since then, even more and more people are entering and climbing Mt. Fuji adding more to environmental impact on Mt. Fuji and the condition of the water springs is getting worse.
Groundwork Mishima, therefore, conducted reinvestigation of the water springs and renewed “Mt. Fuji Spring Water Map” in 2013.
Through this, Groundwork Mishima aims to enhance the environment of Mt. Fuji, which has gained a world heritage status, and to strengthen the framework for conserving the water springs, which are the precious gift from the mountain of water, Mt. Fuji.