Two-day water school to be held for Manatee County

July 22, 2018 by  

Residents of Manatee County, including Bradenton, are being given an opportunity to learn about their most priceless natural resource at the 2018 water school.

Participants at the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Manatee County Water School can learn all about how nearly 40 million gallons of water are supplied by the county to its almost 350,000 residential customers. They will also learn how the county’s water supply is supplemented by Lake Manatee’s nearly six billion gallons of water.

According to an article on Patch, Extension Office Director Crystal Snodgrass was quoted as saying:

“Water school features a variety of dynamic speakers and a bus tour visiting a local water-wise community and farming operation. For the first time this year, the tour includes a pontoon boat tour of the Manatee River.”

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is sponsoring the water school, which allows attendees to meet with experts and present their questions regarding the various water management topics. Among subjects covered are seafood and working waterfronts, development with water taken into consideration, and best practices of agriculture management.

Often, when extension classes contain a lot of information, they turn to a brochure printing service for help.

Registration is $60 and a includes lunch and snack for each day, as well as bus and boat tour expenses and educational handouts. Water school is held 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 26 and 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on Friday, July 27.