Activities: Experts will show you the ways of water, from hydrology to plants to policy. Gain new knowledge AND new friends who care about water just as much as you do!
Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Place: Harrisonville Square
The 3rd Annual “Know Your Watershed” festival in Harrisonville may not be as big as Bonnaroo, but don’t let that stop you from rocking out to the sounds of your favorite stream! Representatives from the South Grand River Watershed Alliance, the City of Harrisonville, the Missouri Department of Conservation and others will sprawl over Harrisburg Square, ready to teach YOU about local waterways.
High note of your summer? We think so.
Attendees will learn about:
- The importance of keeping rain where it falls and how streams buffered by native trees, rain gardens, rain barrels, and native plant landscapes help to keep stormwater runoff pollutants out of our streams.
- Actions individuals, businesses, and government entities can take to address stormwater runoff.
- The function of wetlands for water quality and quantity.
- Threats that invasive exotic plants and animals pose to the health of watersheds.
- Urban and rural nonpoint source pollution, rain barrels, and more.
- Demonstrations showing how streams function, including an interactive stream table!
(sidenote: while you’re visiting the Harrisonville Square, maybe you can buy its buildings from a bank robber–strange but true!)