The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area will be hosting a water forum next week to shed light on a variety of issues surrounding Charleston’s waterways.
The forum will take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at 5:30 PM, at the YWCA, 106 Coming Street. Light snacks will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
As citizens strive to understand the many issues impacting the quality of Charleston’s waterways, the area’s League of Women Voters is offering an opportunity for the public to become better informed about what has happened, what may happen, and how it affects us all.
The forum will feature Captain John Cameron, Assistant to the President, Charleston Harbor Pilots and former top Coast Guard officer; Cyrus Buffum, Director of Charleston Waterkeeper; Katie Zimmerman, Project Manager, Coastal Conservation League.
The forum will focus on the impacts of proposed Charleston harbor dredging, a water monitoring program being implemented by Charleston Waterkeeper, and potential impacts on water quality from cruise ships. Following the presentations, panelists will address questions from the audience. The Water Forum is part of the ongoing commitment by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area to shed light on and raise the level of discourse around environmental issues in the Charleston area.
This event is co-sponsored by the Charleston Harbor Pilots, the Charleston Waterkeeper, and the Coastal Conservation League.