Sleepy Creek member attends Choose Clean Water Conference
SCWA was represented by Jeff Iliff at the 7th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference in Annapolis MD on May 24th and 25th. This conference brings together experts from all around the Chesapeake Bay watershed to share the newest developments and information to help watershed and environmental organizations maximize their effectiveness. There were many informative workshops from advocacy and communication challenges to public health and environmental justice. The highlight was a field trip to an organic farm to observe best management practices aimed at avoiding chemical and sediment runoff such as building healthy soil using winter crops and strategic grazing for cows and sheep. Clagett farm is owned and run by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and is a functioning farm that is also an educational site available for school field trips to teach the next generation how ‘green farming’ works. There is no doubt that all conference attendees will bring a wealth of new information back to their local organizations. You can check out their website ChooseCleanWater.org for more information.