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Safe Water Public Forum - January 9 in Charleston

posted Dec 16, 2015, 12:23 PM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Jan 9, 2016, 7:58 AM by angie wv ]

Join WV Rivers and 21 local partners January 9 for a Safe Water Public Forum at the Culture Center in Charleston in conjunction with the 2 year anniversary of the water crisis.

The forum will focus on how citizens can be involved in protecting drinking water. Attendees will receive our new drinking water protection toolkit - download it here, learn about potential contamination sources to local water supplies, discuss collaborative ways to manage those threats, understand how to provide input on source water protection plans, and connect with local groups working to improve water quality.

There will be free food, door prizes and kids’ activities!

Live music provided by FOOTMAD Old-time Jam Session!!

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What: Safe Water Public Forum
When: January 9 - 3-6pm
Where: Culture Center, State Capitol Grounds in Charleston

Schedule of Events:
3:00 - 3:30 Welcome remarks from Dr. Rahul Gupta, Commissioner of Bureau of Public Health
3:30 - 4:15 Get Involved for Safe Drinking Water, WV Rivers Coalition & Downstream Strategies
4:15 - 4:30 Local Source Water Protection Planning Update, WV American Water
4:30 - 5:30 Open House - Exhibits, Activities, Music and Refreshments
5:30 - 6:00 Closing Announcements & Door Prize Drawings

Participating Partners: WV Rivers Coalition, Advocates for Safe Water System, agileAg, Birthplace of Rivers Coalition, Charleston Stormwater Program, Coal River Group, Create WV, Downstream Strategies, Kanawha Forest Coalition, Morris Creek Watershed Association, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, St. Albans Stormwater Program, WV American Water, WV Bureau for Public Health Source Water Program, WV Citizen Action Group, WVDEP Make it Shine Program, WVDEP Watershed Improvement Branch, WV FREE, WV Greenworks, WV Land Trust, WV Rural Water Association, WVU Reed College of Media StreamLab, WV Sierra Club

This forum is part of WV Rivers' Safe Water For West Virginia Program. For more information call 304-637-7201, or email us here. Sign-up to receive email updates from WV Rivers here.

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