Chatham Conservation Partnership Meeting About Health of Chatham County Rivers

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Haw River. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Haw River. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The rivers of Chatham County provide important natural resources for our community, including fish and wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and drinking water. Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) will hold its first quarterly meeting of the year on Thursday January 21 in Pittsboro and the focus will be the health of our Chatham County rivers.

Elaine Chiosso from the Haw River Assembly will speak about the impacts sludge (solid waste from treated wastewater) has on the Haw, Deep, and Rocky rivers. Dr. Detlef Knappe from North Carolina State University will inform us about 1,4-Dioxane, an industrial solvent found in Pittsboro’s drinking water, and its long-term risk factors.

The meeting will be from 9:00 a.m.-noon in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building located at 65 East Chatham St. in Pittsboro. The meeting is free and open to the general public.

No need to register – just show up!

For more information about these topics, please see the following links:

Meeting Agenda

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m.
Overview of Chatham drinking surface water sources

9:30 a.m.
Sludge In Our Waters: An investigation of industrial contaminants in sewage sludge and the impacts on surface waters

Elaine Chiosso, Haw Riverkeeper, Executive Director of the Haw River Assembly

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Study of 1,4-Dioxane in the Haw River

Dr. Detlef Knappe, Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University

11:15 a.m.
Update from Chatham County on coal ash and fracking

11:30 a.m.
CCP updates and announcements from members

12:00 p.m.

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Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie Email Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
Posted on Jan 14, 2016
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