LAKE PLEASANT – After a yearlong hiatus, the Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC) will hold a meeting on June 5 at the Lake Pleasant Public Library from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During the meeting hosted by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, attendees will learn about impending invasive species, well water programs, and provide input on their local water quality needs and concerns. Experts from these fields will discuss issues and offer potential solutions and input.
Erik Reardon is an Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and will present on the invasive Round Goby. Florence Braunius previously worked with the Village of Speculator Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and will present on a Well Water Program. Following will be an open discussion of water quality needs throughout the county and refreshments will be served.
Both in person and virtual meeting options are available.
The mission of the WQCC is to maintain and restore watershed resources throughout the county using a coordinated, comprehensive, educational, and inter-agency approach.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Anyone with a vested interest in the health and quality of Hamilton County’s surface and groundwater is welcome to attend. Partners from lake associations, civic groups, municipalities, the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County, Adirondack Watershed Institute, and more are invited.
“Good water quality is vital to Hamilton County,” said District Technician Katie WhitKovits. “As a new Tech with the District, I’m thrilled to put this meeting on for the community. Maintaining and improving water quality locally is essential.”
To register, contact WhitKovits at 518-548-3991, firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, May 30.
The District has been working to manage and promote the wise use of natural resources in Hamilton County since 1965. For more information go to www.hamiltoncountyswcd.org or call 518-548-3991.