Join hosts Chapel Hill Stormwater Management and the Chapel Hill Public Library for activities in which you will learn
more about local watersheds, the water we drink and use in our community, the critters who depend on clean water,
pollution prevention, and how we can manage stormwater with Nature's help.
All programs, except for tours which will meet at OWASA's facilities, will be held in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library.
EVENING PROGRAMS 7-9 pm
Wednesday, March 21: STRAWS the globally-acclaimed film with Guest Speaker Francis DiGiano
Learn how plastic litter in our waterways and oceans pose severe threats to life throughout the food chain, and how individuals, businesses, and leaders can make a world of difference, even if it is one straw at a time!
Thursday, March 22: FROGS & TOADS and who says what from our ponds and streams!
Jeff Hall, Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (PARC) Biologist - NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Learn about frogs and toads that live near you and who says what from our ponds and streams! Ages 8- Adult
BRING YOUR LUNCH & LEARN
Wednesday, March 21: 12-1 pm: How Going Green Can Help Water be Blue!
Kimberly Brewer, A.I.C.P., Associate Director, Tetra Tech
Learn how we can use or mimic Nature to help reduce flooding and filter stormwater runoff in urban areas.
Thursday, March 22: 12-1pm: Upstream-Downstream: Tapped and Zapped
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
Learn where our water comes from, where wastewater goes, and how Nature plays a vital role in clean water!
EXPLORE MORE at WATER WEEK’S OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22
11 am – Noon and 3 pm - 7 pm
Bring your questions about all things H2O, then browse water themed exhibits from educators and experts.
DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TOURS - OWASA
Friday, March 23: Tours begin at 1:00 and 3:00 at each location. Each tour lasts about an hour.
Details: Drinking Water Treatment Plant Tour How drinking water is collected, processed and distributed
Details: Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment Plant Tour How physical, chemical and biological processes treat sewage
CREATING RAIN GARDENS - A FREE WORKSHOP!
Saturday, March 24 2-5 pm: Creating Rain Gardens
Instructor: Mitch Woodward, NC Cooperative Extension
How to locate, size, build, plant and maintain functional rain gardens. Part of workshop is outside, hands-on.