Water Festival Educates Youth

by Courtney Wheaton on May 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

Smokey the Bear paid a visit to the Community Water Festival Saturday.

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with the Muskingum Valley Park District to have the Water Festival which taught children about farming techniques, water conservation, and other important topics such as fire and electricity.

"I learned that if you keep turning and turning and turning soil over it will not get into the soil for the crops but if you don’t turn it over as much it will grow. " said Owen Headley.

Nicole Hafer is the Education and Well life Specialist at the Conservation District says its important for people of all ages to understand how everyday choices impacts water quality.

"We encourage people to use water conservation practices like using rain barrels to collect water off your roof and to water your lawn and rain gardens which help collect run off, also picking up after your pets and not putting things down storm drains," said Hafer.

For more information you can visit their office on Underwood Street.