From Forests to Faucets – CDWI Series on Drinking Water Protection: Watershed 101
Please consider joining us at one or more of these sessions to help learn how we can protect a critical aspect of life on our beloved Boothbay peninsula – having a permanent, sufficient supply of clean drinking water.
The CDWI (Clean Drinking Water Initiative) will present three evening sessions on why and how to protect our local drinking water sources. Each session is a self-contained unit and participants may attend one, two or all three.
The first lecture, titled Watershed 101, will be led by Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District.
This forum will provide a basic understanding of how watersheds work and why human activities within watersheds are critical to protecting water quality. Although our emphasis is on Adams Pond and Knickerbocker Lake, this session is relevant to all. We all live in a watershed!
This event will be held at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Bosarge Education Center.
From Maine to California, communities across America struggle to provide clean drinking water to their residents. In contrast, we have a matchless opportunity in Boothbay to preserve our public drinking water supplies before we have a problem. The solution is both the simplest and least expensive way possible: if we can conserve enough of the undeveloped forest in our public water sources’ watersheds, the watersheds can continue to act as natural filters that clean water before it reaches the reservoirs.
The CDWI will host three evening sessions on why and how to protect our local drinking water sources. Each session is a self-contained unit.
All sessions are free to the public and light snacks and beverages will be served.
For more information, please contact Jenn Cusick at [email protected].