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City of Raleigh Partners with NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Event on Protecting Water Resources

Event is Oct. 10

News posted Oct. 09, 2019 - 11:30 am

Protecting our water resources is vital to our community's success. Water experts from across the state will take part in a lightning talk on local and global issues with water pollution and conserving natural and man-made water resources. Attendees will learn how water moves from faucets and drains to the ocean and how it is impacted along the way.

The City of Raleigh and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will host the “Connect Raleigh: Know Your Water” event on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the museum’s WRAL 3D Theater, 11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Speakers include:

  • Ryan Bethea, Oysters Carolina Harker’s Island
  • Peter Raabe, American Rivers – Conservation Director, Rivers of Southern Appalachia and the Carolinas
  • Francine Durso – North Carolina Environmental Quality – Division of Water Infrastructure

City of Raleigh staff will join the panel to talk about local drinking water and stormwater efforts. Attendees can also try the Public Utilities Department’s water bar that offers drinking water from different local sources. There also will be information on the City’s new program Raleigh Water freeFILL. Through this program, residents can fill their bottles with tap water for free around the city. The goal is to partner with local businesses to encourage access to drinking water and reduce plastic waste.

This event is free. Find out more about the Connect Raleigh Series.

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