This year's edition of our annual Watershed Discovery Day was presented on Saturday, August 15, at Perth's Crystal Palace, in partnership with the Farmers' Market.
This year's event added several new activities, and attracted a large audience from the area community. Credit is due, again, to the quality and range of our partners' displays, and the expertise available from: Town of Perth, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Perth & District Union Library, and Watershed Canada, and, also, to Queens University, Plenty Canada and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.
Thank you to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Perth Farmers' Market, and Maximilian's Restaurant for their support.
The primary objectives of this event are to raise public interest in, and the profile of, our watershed and, more generally, the water resources of the area, and to provide information to the public, including our membership, on programs underway, and, also, those available for public use, for the maintenance and protection of area water resources. A particular objective is to provide access to experts able to answer questions on water resources and the environment, and on current issues concerning the watershed.
This event is aimed at all ages, with some focus on encouraging an interest in the environment and water resources by children.
This year, we also recognised the 10th Anniversary of the commencement of the lake management planning program in the region (read the story).