Environmental Law & Policy Center
& McHenry County College
What is Your Water IQ?
A Free Community Forum
DATE: November 17, 2007, 12:30-4:00 p.m.
PLACE: McHenry County College conference center
Building B – Parking Lot B
Engineering studies show that, unless McHenry residents conserve water, we could face water shortages within the next few years. We’re all in this together, and all our communities should work together to protect our water supply.
McHenry County College is hosting a free community forum on water for community residents, high school and college students.
- tell you what’s going on in the community to protect our water
- offer demonstrations and hands-on activities to show you where our water comes from and what we can do to help
- get your opinion about next steps to take using instant polling.
There will be a raffle of water-saving items, a special door prize, and refreshments. Presenters include local and regional experts, community groups, college faculty and student volunteers.
We hope to see you there!
What’s Your Water IQ?
Community Water Supply Forum
McHenry County College Conference Center
Saturday, November 17, 2007
12:30 – 1 p.m. Registration, raffle sign-up and displays
1:00-1:25 Welcome Dr. Walter Packard, President, McHenry County College
What’s Your Water IQ? Instant polling – audience participation
Ricca Slone, Environmental Law & Policy Center
1:25-2 p.m. Water Conservation Panel
Dennis Dreher, McHenry Plan Commission, moderator
Tim Loftus, Regional Water Supply Planning Group
Cassandra McKinney, McHenry County Water Resource Manager
Nancy Williamson, McHenry County Conservation District
Break Displays and refreshments
2:15 – 3 p.m. Break-out sessions
- Watershed protection: Lenore Beyer-Clow, Openlands; Cindy Skukrud, Sierra Club; Emily Berendt, A-LAW
- School curricula for studying water resource: Bill Donato, Woodstock High School; Katie Parkhurst, Algonquin
- Richmond water reuse ordinance: Karen Kabbes
3-3:40 p.m. Demonstrations and Powerpoints
· Environmental LawCenter: At-home water use
· McHenry County Defenders: Water conservation
· McHenry College faculty: Water testing, Enviroscape, groundwater model
3:45 – 4 p.m. What should McHenry County communities do to save water?
Instant polling – audience participation
Raffle winner announcement