Oldsmar Wants to Talk With You About Stormwater
City officials have set a public forum to get residents’ viewpoints and ideas about various stormwater issues, solutions and trade-offs.
OLDSMAR – This city is holding a public meeting for up to 20 residents to provide comment about stormwater issues in the city.
The forum is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 29) in the Teco Room at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. It is a collaboration between the city, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, the North American Association for Environmental Education and the Kettering Foundation. NAAEE and Kettering Foundation have teamed up to develop environmental issues forums.
A forum is simply a place, meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. So, you might guess that an environmental issue forum is where people meet to discuss ideas around an environmental topic. For this forum, participant will talk about stormwater. The Environmental Protection Agency defines stormwater as “stormwater runoff is generated from rain and snowmelt events that flow over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground. The runoff picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediment that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters.”
Organizers want to get your view point and ideas about various stormwater issues, solutions and trade-offs to share with your elected officals. This particular forum is a test forum, so they will also be asking for your feedback on ways to improve your overall experience for future use.
Refreshments will be provided.
If you have any questions, contact Trista Brophy, sustainability coordinator with the city of Oldsmar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 749-1135.
At least 10 participants are needed to conduct the forum. You will be notified within 24 hours of the event should it be canceled.
For information, or to register, go to myoldsmar.com.
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