JN.F...Duilding a Nation
ams & Reservoirs: Israel suffers
from a chronic water shortage.
JNF is building dams and reser-
voirs to conserve hundreds of millions
of cubic meters lost to the sea. Many
reservoirs are equipped with fish breeding
ponds that contribute to local economies.
mployment: JNF is providing jobs
for 3,500 formerly unemployed
Israelis, including many new
immigrants. They are tending forests,
reclaiming land, establishing recre-
ational areas, and developing infrastructure for
tourism projects throughout Israel.
fforestation: JNF forests replen-
ish the soil, purify the air and
provide beautiful locales for JNF
parks. Israel is the only country that will
have more trees at the end of this
century than it had at the beginning.
nvironment: Most of Israel's rivers
have been polluted—but JNF is on
the scene, in a massive cleaning
project. In the Hula Valley, JNF is rais-
ing the groundwater level to rid the
soil of harmful chemicals and safeguard water
flowing into the Sea of Galilee, the source of
the National Water Carrier.
oad Building: JNF blazes roads
that are essential to the survival
of remote villages. They provide
access to major population centers,
hospitals and employment.
ommunity Site Development:
Thousands of immigrants and dis-
charged soldiers live in homes
located on JNF-prepared land. Should
the situation in the former Soviet Union cause
more emigration, new citizens will have a
place to live.