Learn and Preserve: Jefferson County Regional Water Symposium

Learn and Preserve:
Jefferson County Regional Water Symposium

Saturday, September 28, 2019. Clarion Inn, Harpers Ferry, WV. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rural Agricultural Defenders (RAD) is pleased to present the second in a continuing series of symposia focused on providing the public with clear, unbiased and accurate scientific information to allow for evidence-based decision making and action at the individual and community level.

This single day symposium focused on a natural resource that connects the residents of Jefferson County, WV to each other and the larger region, water!

Jefferson County, WV is blessed with a bountiful aquifer and sweet springs. Situated between the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers – and within the larger Chesapeake Bay Watershed – Jefferson County is connected to a regional water system that supports millions of people. Whether you have a well or receive your water from a town or company, we are all drinking, bathing, cooking and farming with local water.  

Protecting and monitoring the health of this invaluable resource starts with education and organized action. Residents and community organizations of Jefferson County, and our neighbors in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, were invited to attend. Morning sessions focused on water education. Afternoon sessions included information about water sampling and opportunities to take action. 

Attendees put what they learned into immediate action at the Water Resources and Action Expo Hall. Local and regional water advocate organizations were on-hand to showcase their projects and programs and connect with individuals who wanted to start taking action immediately.

Registration included the full day of Symposium sessions, beverages and snacks, buffet lunch (including a vegetarian option!), entrance to the Water Resources and Action Expo Hall, and an invitation to organize with neighbors to put learning into action!

More About the Symposium

Check out the Symposium Agenda Here

Check out the Expo Hall Here

Please Email RAD for more information about the Learn and Preserve: Jefferson County Regional Water Symposium.