Delaware leaders to discuss aspects of water affecting Sussex County

GEORGETOWN – The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will sponsor the second public forum in its 2015-16 Land Use Series entitled “Drinking Water, Falling Water, Rising Water.”

This forum will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in County Council Chambers in the County Administration Building on The Circle.

This is a continuation of the League’s efforts to educate the public, and solicit their concerns and vision for the future development of Sussex County, particularly as related to the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan.

The program will feature a presentation by each of four speakers:

  • Brenna Goggin, Environmental Advocacy Manager for the Delaware Nature Society, will speak on “Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice” Initiative, including issues about Sea Level Rise.
  • Laura Hill, local farmer, co-owner of Love Creek Poultry Farm and 1st Vice President of the Delaware Farm Bureau will comment on Nutrient Management and Water Runoff Prevention Measures. Laura has been a member of the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission for 7 years, representing Sussex County poultry growers.
  • Jessica Watson, Sediment and Storm-water Program Manager for the Sussex Conservation District, will talk about storm-water management.
  • Senator Bryan Townsend, co-author of Senate Concurrent Resolution #30, will address the work of the Clean Water and Flood Abatement Task Force, which is expected to present its findings in early 2016.

Presentations will be followed by a moderated 45-minute question and answer period in which the speakers will respond to concerns raised by attendees.

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