But actually, it has almost 20,000 lakes, ponds, and marshes that are each as large as 5 acres, if not larger (an acre is about the size of a football field)! Forests cover one-third of our state. End to end, our rivers could reach around the world! Our cropland would cover all of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont combined. Natural resources like fresh air, rich soil, lots of rain, good climate, crops, and livestock are so important-and Minnesota has them all!
Reread the sentences with the word "steward" in them. Who is a steward and what do they do?