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Lake County students, Water Resource Management Laboratory observe World Water Monitoring Day

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2012

LEESBURG – The Lake County Water Resource Management Laboratory and students from Lake Preparatory School recently joined together at Silver Lake in Leesburg to emphasize the importance of protecting our waterways, as they observed World Water Monitoring Day.

With guidance from Water Resource Management Laboratory staff, the students were able to learn about water quality, aquatic plants and various sampling techniques. To maximize the participation, the students got “hands-on” experience by collecting water samples and later analyzing the specimens in the lab. The collected data will be used to help monitor the lake’s overall health.

World Water Monitoring Day is a component of the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC), which is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement, encouraging the public to protect water resources around the world by conducting basic monitoring of their local water bodies.

For more information about World Water Monitoring Day, or for information and tips to help with monitoring your local lake, call the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program at 352-253-1659, email ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov or visit www.worldwatermonitoringday.org.
 

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More Information:
Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program
352-253-1659
ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov
http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org

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