Mon April 21, 2014
Earth Calendar for April 21st and April 22nd
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an enhanced version of "How’s My Waterway," an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.
The How’s My Waterway app and website, uses GPS technology or a user-entered zip code or city name to provide information about the quality of local water bodies. The new version of the site includes data on local drinking water sources, watersheds and efforts to protect waterways,
Communities and neighborhoods across the U.S. want to know that their local lakes, rivers and streams are healthy and safe to enjoy with their families, and providing that information is a priority for EPA. The enhanced version of ‘How’s My Waterway’ provides easy, user-friendly access to the health of the places we swim, fish and boat, where we get our drinking water, and what is being done to curb water pollution. People can get this information whether researching at a desktop or standing streamside looking at a smart phone. For more information visit the website and allow GPS technology to identify the nearest streams, rivers or lakes or enter a zip code or city name.
EPA will host a free webinar for the public on the new features of How’s My Waterway on April 23rd from 1:00pm to 3:00 p.m. More information on the webinar visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Kenton County Parks & Recreation will facilitate the annual Doe Run Lake & Nature Trail Clean-Up, as part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup 2014. This event provides citizens an opportunity to ‘Make A Difference’ by picking up trash and litter and to explore one of the last remaining public natural areas in Kenton County ~ Doe Run Lake. The fun begins at 9:00 am, April 26th and volunteers are needed. For more information or to volunteer please call (859) 525-PLAY (7529).