Comox Valley Watershed celebrates World Water Day

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park at the Courtenay courthouse

“Take the Pledge: Tap Into Water” is the theme of World Water Day, March 22.

The Comox Valley celebrations will take place one day earlier.

Considering the extended boil water advisory in December/January, and the potential drought conditions this coming summer, many people are thinking a lot more about water.

Consider also that the provincial government is in the final stages of enacting a new Water Act which will have further impact on our watershed.

The population of the Comox Valley is 68,000.  How many of those 68,000 people realize that the community does not own its own watershed?

“We go to the sink, open up a tap, flush the toilet or step into a shower and out comes the water.  But where does our drinking water come from?  And how can we protect it?” asks Linda Safford of CV Water Watch.

On Saturday, March 21, a “meet and greet” educational session, sponsored by CV Water Watch and the CV Council of Canadians, will take place, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park at the Courtenay courthouse, on England Avenue.

There will be people who have worked on local water issues to talk with; there will be tables with information, and the materials and opportunity to write letters.

The public is invited to stop by and learn how to ensure there will be water for future generations.

 

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