North Hempstead Workshop Aims To Protect Vital Resource ‘Under Our Feet’

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    North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board invite residents to a virtual panel discussion, “Under Our Feet: The Resiliency of Our Drinking Water” on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
    Council Member Veronica Lurvey, a leading drinking water advocate, will lead a discussion on the state of Long Island’s underground aquifers that provide all our drinking water, threats to these important resources, and actions the North Hempstead community can take to keep them resilient in the face of Climate Change.
    “With this discussion we hope people gain a better understanding of the threats we face and actions we can take to mitigate them to protect this precious shared resource,” stated DeSena.
    Panelists include North Hempstead middle school student and water conservation advocate Sam Adler, Associate Professor of Environmental Technology and Sustainability at NYIT and Founder of Water for Long Island Dr. Sarah Meyland, Town of North Hempstead Environmental Specialist focused on sustainability initiatives Meagan Fastuca, and Commissioner of the Port Washington Water District and lead organizer of the Western Nassau County Aquifer Committee Mindy Germain.
    This webinar is part of North Hempstead’s Climate Smart Communities work to adapt to a changing climate. This panel discussion is free and open to the public. To register visit: NorthHempsteadNY.gov/ClimateAction.
    —Submitted by the
    Town of North Hempstead

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