- SPECIAL EVENT
- October 18, 2004
Water District Participates In Children's Water Festival
do you get when you bring 1,000 fourth, fifth and sixth graders,
49 presenters, and 75 volunteers to Miami University Hamilton
to talk about water? The Butler County Children's Water Festival.
by the Hamilton
to New Baltimore Groundwater Consortium, the sixth annual
Butler County Water Festival was held on Friday, October 15,
2004 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Miami University Hamilton. The
purpose of the festival was to provide a "hands on"
approach to learning about our drinking water. A variety of other
environmental issues, including solid waste, air quality, and
wildlife management, were addressed during the festival.
Festival is a really exciting time not only for the students,
but presenters and volunteers as well. The Festival exposes students
to the wide variety of issues related to water, including where
our drinking water comes from, how it can be contaminated, and
what we can do to protect it," says Tim McLelland, Wellfield
Protection Coordinator for the Hamilton to New Baltimore Groundwater
Consortium and chairman of the festival planning committee.
Some of this
year's presenters included Channel 19 Fox News Meteorologist
Paul Horton, Raptor Inc "Birds of Prey," the Ohio Environmental
Protection Agency, the Cincinnati Zoo, and many other local water
utilities and agencies. The Festival is financially sponsored
by members of the Ground Water Consortium which includes: City
of Hamilton, City of Fairfield, City of Cincinnati, Southwest
Regional Water District, and Southwestern Ohio Water Company.
The Consortium is especially thankful to the President of Miami
University Hamilton Campus and its staff for the use of the Campus
for the entire day.
the planning committee, which include, Tim McLelland, Lynn White,
Dave Brownfield, Jay Cavender, Peg Collins, Dave Crouch, Darla
Crum, Gary Dursch, Shannon Gillespie, Mary Graf, Sherry Fry,
Mary Kelsey, Mark Koch, Bruce Whitteberry and Jane Wittke, worked
for nearly a year in planning and preparation for this very successful
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