Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance
The program will be presented by John Walkinshaw, Executive Director of the Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance (HRWA), a non-profit environmental organization that provides for education, research, and community forums since 1992.
The health of the watershed can impact our quality of life. Water pollution continues to be a major problem in central Florida. The days of single-source pollution such as factories or sewage treatment plants have past. Today, non-point pollution or when stormwater runs over the land and picks up pollution is the primary source. The presentation provides an overview of the Tampa Bay watershed, the important connection between Florida’s environment and economy, what people can do to help, and where they can get help. There is no cost for the presentation.
John Walkinshaw is the Executive Director of the HRWA. He has over 25 years of experience in water resources management. John manages projects that involve water quality, water supply, and watershed management. He has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on water supply and water quality topics. In addition to the HRWA, John works as an environmental consultant and a communication/marketing project manager. He consults on various environmental regulatory programs and conducts public outreach throughout Florida. John is a board member on several statewide environmental organizations. He has an undergraduate degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Communication Management.
During each meeting our library is present, books and CD's on Florida native plants, ecosystems, and wildlife are available to be read and checkout out by members. At the end of each meeting a native plant auction is held, its a great opportunity to acquire all types of native plants.