Water-Related News

This Saturday! 7 Rivers Water Festival at Simmers-Young Park

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Where: Simmers-Young Park, 339 American Spirit Rd., Winter Haven, FL
When: Sat., May 2nd, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 7 Rivers Water Festival is designed to further enhance the knowledge of water-related issues, and to help create more efficient use of our limited supply while maintaining environmental quality for recreation and wildlife.

Polk County covers 7 river basins: Alafia, Hillsborough, Peace, Ocklawaha, Little Manatee, Kissimmee, and Withlacoochee; thus, our water has a wide impact in the state of Florida. Our citizens are becoming more aware and more involved in the local water issues and our statewide impact.

The event is meant to allow individuals to find their own purpose and method of environmental protection and conservation. It will bring together public and private conservation organizations, volunteers, landscaping professionals and recreational retailers all tied to water quality and quantity in and around Polk County.

Subjects of interest such as fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, personal responsibility and public involvement, as well as utility service and supply issues. Understanding that diverse water issues are actually interrelated is an essential message. Citizens are proud of our beautiful area and can find more ways to bring positive changes to our county.

Highlights / Exhibitors
• Hands-On Wildlife and a Florida Panther
• Butterfly Tent
• Kids Treasure Hunt
• Food Trucks
• Polk County Parks & Recreation
• Polk County Parks & Natural Resources
• Hunter Industries
• City of Winter Haven Natural Resources
• Polk Training Center – plant sales
• Mister Landscaper
• Polk Sheriff – water safety and crime prevention
• Beyond Organic Towers
• Lakes Education Action Drive
• UF/IFAS Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping & Master Gardeners
• Water Sierra Club
• Lake Region Audubon
• Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program