main banner

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Public invited to free workshop on preserving watersheds

Rain barrels don't have to be boring.
Learn how you can help protect, preserve, and improve local watersheds at a free workshop Saturday, Oct. 5, at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus. Educational presentations on the value of the watershed and how to promote sustainable practices will take place in the Ernst Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

“Limited water resources in rapidly developing suburbs like Annandale face specific and increasingly urgent problems caused by impervious surfaces, a dwindling tree canopy, aging and outmoded infrastructure, and policies that undervalue water,” says environmental activist Elizabeth Kirchner.

Come early for a tour of rain gardens on the NOVA campus at 9:30 a.m. Sessions will cover the impact of development on watersheds, the role of government, research and science on watersheds, environmentally friendly landscaping, and how to engage citizens on these issues.

Throughout the day, Lily Whitesell of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District will give demonstrations on rain barrels. Rain barrels ordered in advance from Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment will be available for pick up.

No comments:

Post a Comment