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“A Waterkeepers Approach to Addressing Water Quality Concerns in the White River Whatershed,” Boone Co. Library, February 27, 5:30 pm., Jessie Green
February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessie Green is the founder, executive director, and waterkeeper of White River Waterkeeper. She holds a B.S. in biology, emphasis in environmental biology, from Arkansas State University, and M.S. in biology, emphasis in aquatic ecology, from University of Central Arkansas. In February 2017 she left her job as a senior ecologist in the Water Quality Planning Branch at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to start White River Waterkeeper, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which is under the umbrella of the international organization, Waterkeeper Alliance.
The program will focus on the ground level process of building the local Waterkeeper organization and the value in doing so. There will be discussion regarding reliable collection and reporting of data from the White River watershed, specifically the Buffalo River, by citizen volunteers. This information can then be utilized to inform people about the safety of the waters in which they plan to play and will be made available to the public through Swim Guide, a website and smartphone app for iPhone® and Android. It helps you easily find your closest beaches, know at a glance which ones are safe for swimming, and share your love of beaches with friends and family.