Water resources are an important issue in South Florida, especially during this dry season. Water Matters Day in Broward County will showcase water resource issues such as conservation, balance of creating a beautiful healthy landscape and maintaining the ecosystem (beneficial for native wildlife and protective of water quality) as well as educational information on some old and some new ways to conserve water. 40 plus exhibits will be available to help residents learn about water conservation techniques, smart irrigation, native Florida plants and trees, and their role in protecting and conserving South Florida’s water supply. There will also be a Rain Barrel Workshop.
“Water Matters Day is a great outreach program that showcases the need for water conservation and the many things that we can do every day to protect and preserve our water supply,” said Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter. “People need to change their environmental habits and you can’t do that if you don’t know how. Water Matters Day provides that education and is an outstanding community asset.”
There’s also fun and learning for the kids too! Water Matters Day will also feature face painting and craft workshops for children; a raffle; a variety of giveaways; and the music of environmental folk singer Grant Livingston.
Admission to Water Matters Day is free, but there is a fee of $1.50 per person for Tree Tops Park. Children five and under are admitted to the park free.
The event will take place this coming Saturday, March 14, 2009 from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tree Tops Park, 3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie, FL.