Lunch & Learn recognizes Water Conservation Month

Wednesday 1 May Lunch & Learn recognizes Water Conservation Month

To celebrate Water Conservation Month, Utility Systems’ quarterly Lunch & Learn event facilitated a panel of water conservation experts from various agencies who discussed ways to help save and protect our freshwater resources.

Environmental Education Coordinator Laura Jenkins with Oxbow Eco-Center discussed Water Champions, a free program for St. Lucie County residents to learn more through engaging hands-on activities. Caleta Scott, Community Engagement Coordinator with Indian River Lagoon Council shared the 10 “R’s” for being “Lagoon-Friendly.” Owner of Wild Flora Farm and Environmental Educator Whitney O’Neill brought in several native plants and discussed the benefits of using them in your landscape. The group learned about best irrigation practices from Senior Conservation Water Analyst Adel Peña with the South Florida Water Management District. UF/IFAS Extension Agent Elise Schuchman shared the do’s and don’ts of installing a rain barrel.

The panelists received tremendous feedback from the 70+ Port St. Lucie residents who attended. 8th grade Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest winner Isaiah McLeish also spoke to the group about his winning submission, which featured the message, “Even the smallest drop, can make the biggest difference.”


For more information, contact:
Jenny Tomes, APR
Assistant Manager-USD Community Outreach
(772) 618-3142