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Effective Solutions and Opportunities for Water Challenges

November 4, 2013

[LIBERTY] – When it comes to water, Sullivan County communities face several challenges – from too much water, to limited water access, to water of questionable quality. 

Sullivan Renaissance will explore various challenges and offer practical methods to address water issues at a “Using Water Wisely” seminar on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale.

“Slowing fast-moving runoff down helps recharge ground water and also keeps drinking water  clean,” said Heather Jacksy of the Sullivan County Division of Planning, who will lead the discussion, “Since most of Sullivan County relies on well water for drinking, this is an important consideration for many communities.”

The seminar will explore different topics related to water conservation and use:

           Rain barrels as methods to capture water and reuse it in gardens

           Rain gardens as an effective treatment of areas prone to erosion

           Use of native plants that require less water and have deeper tap roots that help clean groundwater

           Green roofs as alternative landscaped spaces

“In addition to our environmental grants – for which some of these types of projects may be eligible – Sullivan Renaissance will be reintroducing our Environmental Award as part of the 2014 beautification program,” said Denise Frangipane, who helps coordinate Sullivan Renaissance Environmental Initiatives. 

Space is limited, pre-registration is requested.  Refreshments will be provided. 

For more information or to register, contact Sullivan Renaissance at or 845-295-2445.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, Country Yossi Productions, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Large Media, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.