TDEC to Host South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed Meeting

Monday, April 07, 2014 | 01:36 pm

JACKSON – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will host an interactive event for residents of the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed on April 21 at 6 p.m. The event is a chance for those that live and work in the watershed area to see what is being done to protect water quality and restore damage and learn what needs to happen to keep the watershed healthy.

In addition to learning about the activities that are occurring in the watershed, residents will have the opportunity to learn how to get involved. Groups with displays and hands-on exhibits will be featured, along with representatives from federal and state agencies.

 

WHO:              Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Water Resources

 

WHAT:            South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed Meeting

 

WHEN:            Monday, April 21 at 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Jackson State Community College’s McWherter Center Lobby

                        2046 North Parkway in Jackson

 

Everyone lives in a watershed. A watershed is a land area that drains into a particular stream or lake. A healthy watershed is important because these waters supply drinking water, water for agriculture, habitat for plants and animals as well as recreational opportunities like swimming, fishing and boating. The South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed is approximately 1,062 square miles and includes parts of Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison and McNairy counties. Residents from each county share the important responsibility of protecting and improving water resources in their watershed.

For additional information about the event, contact Conner Franklin at 731-512-1302 or conner.franklin@tn.gov.  

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