Central Skagit Library has put together a series of fascinating events in October focused on the theme of water.
On October 3, guest speaker Dan Berentson from Skagit County’s Department of Natural Resources will explore water quality, storm water, flooding and drainage and the role Public Works plays in addressing these issues.
Skagit County has declared October Flood Awareness Month, and on October 17 the library will be hosting speakers from the county’s Department of Emergency Management who will talk about how to minimize damage and be prepared for flooding.
On October 24, the library will host a public discussion led by economist and writer Rachel Cardone. Participants learn about water scarcity and its effects both globally and at local levels here in Washington State. Participants are challenged to consider how they value water in its different uses, and explore whether taking an ethical approach to water issues changes how we manage and govern water on our increasingly thirsty and crowded planet.
Finally, on October 26, Central Skagit Library will be hosting a screening of the film A Plastic Ocean followed by a open discussion.