Conservation Conversation: Benefits of Buffers

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Join Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition to hear about the state of the watershed and water quality in the Pomperaug along with restoration and pollution prevention actions such as vegetated buffers. Buffers improve water quality by absorbing stormwater runoff and filtering nutrient and bacteria pollutants.

Vegetated buffers  (tall grasses, shrubs, trees) improve water quality by absorbing stormwater runoff, filtering nutrient and bacteria pollutants otherwise carried to the receiving surface waters (streams, rivers, ponds, etc), and reducing erosion.  Learn more about their many benefits and about the water monitoring and quality in your community.

Carol uses both science and education to protect and improve the high quality water in the nine watershed communities. Carol Haskins joined Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition as Outreach Director in 2008 after receiving her Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. Her extraordinary contributions to river education and community engagement have been widely recognized.  She was awarded the "River Conservation Leadership Award" from the Housatonic Valley Association and honored with the North West Conservation District "Conservation Educator Award".  Carol has been splashing around rivers, ponds, and lakes since her early childhood in Vermont. Now, she professionally gets to share her passion for aquatic environments by teaching other people about the way and wonder of the watershed.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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