Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Workshops will address local water issues

By Nick Williams

In conjunction with Water Conservation Month across the state, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Manatee County Extension Service office will hold a two-day seminar aimed to educate concerned citizens and policy makers on local water issues.

Water School 2012 will take place Thursday and Friday and will offer workshops on environmental considerations, urban development and land management impact on water quality, panel discussions on the future of water resources and successful trials in Manatee County. On Friday, there will be a bus tour to four locations within the county that deal with water issues.

Though registration ended Tuesday, those interested can still attend Thursday’s workshops beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the extension office located at 1303 17th Street West in Palmetto. Lunch and materials will only be provided to those who have pre-registered. Friday’s bus tour, which will run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., is for registrants only.

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