Single Use Plastics and Watershed Protection Oct 20 7pm

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-8:30 pm at Haw Creek Commons
Presenters:
Anna Alsobrook, Watershed Outreach Coordinator, MountainTrue
Renee Fortner, Watershed Resources Manager, RiverLink

Join us for a special program that will cover important environmental issues related to protecting Haw Creek’s watershed. Anna Alsobrook will discuss the proposed Single Use Plastics Ban currently before City Council, and Renee Fortner will discuss the recent addition of Haw Creek to their Adopt-A-Storm Drain program.

Water quality testing concludes that microplastic pollution is widespread throughout the French Broad River Basin and other WNC waterways. MountainTrue is working to stop plastic pollution at its source and implement a single-use plastic ban in Buncombe County. We can and should enact legislation at the local level to limit single-use plastics before they end up as litter and microplastic pollution in our rivers, lakes, and streams.

Pollution from storm water runoff is the biggest threat to clean water in urban streams. To improve water quality and prevent street flooding, RiverLink is partnering with local volunteers city-wide to protect water quality. How does it work? Volunteers adopt a location-specific storm drain in a convenient location, check the drain in between rain events, and keep it clear of litter and debris.

Plan to attend this educational program sponsored by the Haw Creek Community Association, where you’ll hear from experts, meet neighbors who share your concerns, and learn how you can help protect Haw Creek’s watershed.

Location:
Haw Creek Commons
315 Old Haw Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Time:
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm