|Children to battle water shortage|
|Monday, 17 September 2007 20:37|
Blow up slides and bounce houses are just some of the things in store for kids at the town of Boone’s Water Conservation Fun in the Park Day on September 29.The activities are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Junaluska Park- and it’s no coincidence that it all happens just before October. According to program coordinator Andrea Gimlin, October is the peak water usage month.
According to Gimlin- that means it's particularly important to educate kids and parents about water conservation now. Water Conservation activities will hopefully inspire parents and kids alike to begin conserving in October.
Kids and families can come out and picnic- and learn about water conservation in the process.
The program comes out of the town’s Every Drop Counts Conservation Campaign.
Having this campaign puts Boone ahead of many other communities, Gimlin says.
Many other communitites Boone's size wait until they have a serious water crisis before promoting conservation. Boone's ahead of the game, she says.
Gimlin is excited about what she feels will be a successful and fun day in the park.
Gimlin hopes that by teaching kids good water conservation habits now, they'll make good water decisions throughout their lives.
Children can also help educate parents on the importance of conservation.
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