Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner
If you happen to be a longtime subscriber of this blog you’re familiar with the strong partnership that the City of Auburn Hills has with Oakland University in educating tomorrow’s leaders. For 11 years, both organizations have worked together to teach children about the role clean water plays in our quality of life and economic prosperity.
This past May over 1,200 fifth grade students attended the Clinton River Water Festival held at Oakland University to learn all about the number of ways that water impacts our daily lives … and the need to keep it clean.
Thanks to the 79 professionals who presented at the festival and the 40 plus Oakland University students who worked as guides. The children were able to attend five of the 47 fun and interactive sessions offered during the day that covered a variety of topics including stormwater, soil erosion, habitat, wildlife, and pollution prevention.
A special thank you goes out to all the event presenters, volunteers, and sponsors who made this year’s festival a success.