Water quality is focus of three League of Women Voters discussions

Water quality is focus of three League of Women Voters discussions

Minneapolis residents are invited to attend three free discussions on water quality March 6, April 6 and May 8. The discussions will focus around the quality of water, chemical disposal, health risks, product stewardship and conservation.

Our Troubled Waters
10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 6 (registration: 9:30 a.m.)
Willey Hall, University of Minnesota
225 19th Ave. S.

Participants: Representative Paul Gardner (53A); Kathy Lee, U.S. Geological Survey; and David Wallinga, MD, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

The discussion will focus around emerging concerns – chemicals entering our water system, health risks to humans and wildlife, and drug disposal and product stewardship.

Urban Water and Land Use
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 (registration: 6:30 p.m.)
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
4901 Chowen Ave. S.

Participants: Danza Mexica Cuauhtémoc of MN; Lois Eberhart, City of Minneapolis Water Resources; and Representative Jean Wagenius (62B)

Learn where water goes when it leaves your yard, what pollutes our lakes and streams, and if the Clean Water Act is working.

Conservation – Preserving Our Water
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8 (registration: 8:30 a.m.)
Mayflower Congregational Church
106 E. Diamond Lake Road

Participants: Jonathan Foley, Institute on the Environment, University of MN; Sam Lieberman, freelance writer and water advocate; Jenny Winkelman, Mississippi Watershed Mgmt. Organization

Learn how to conserve water at home and work, create and maintain a rain garden, use water-saving products, use green building techniques, and influence water-related policy.

For more information, contact League of Women Voters Minneapolis at (612) 333-6319 or visit www.lwvmpls.org.

Published Mar. 2, 2010