NORTH WEBSTER – A special speaker on the topic of watersheds will be featured Thursday, Aug. 5, at the North Webster Community Library.
The event is part of the Smithsonian WaterWays exhibit and is from 6-7 p.m. Thursday.
“Up Stream, Down Stream, Sharing the Watershed” is the main discussion theme, featuring Phillip Anderson, ReThink & IUPUI and Indiana Humanities Speakers’ Bureau.
Watersheds have multiple roles that involve farming, recreation, housing, industry, wildlife and natural spaces. They are asked to provide drinking water, remove wastewater, support industry, store groundwater, and help drain farmfields, paved streets and parking lots.
“Do we consider how, in our daily living, we contribute to the health or destruction of these living systems? How do our actions affect the ways other people interact with the watershed?” Those are some of the questions that will be looked at during the event.