Volunteers from the lakecity’s Council of Canadians and Conservation Society groups set up information tables Friday, March 23 in celebration of World Water Day in front of the Cariboo Food Co-opertive.
World Water Day was celebrated on Thursday, Mar. 22 in many communities but the Council of Canadians and the Conservation Society decided to use the Friday time slot to coincide with the hours that the food co-op is open for business, says Council of Canadians member John Dressler.
CC members handed out literature about the City of Williams Lake’s water supply, about the need to protect lakes and about the recent changes to federal legislation that means that fish are protected but not fish habitat.
The Conservation Society had a display showing how effective water conservation practices can be in reducing a community’s demand on a limited water supply.
Many of those who stopped to examine the information were surprised to learn how effective water conservation measures could be, Dressler says.
More than a dozen members of the Williams Lake Chapter of the Council of Canadians were present at some point between 1 and 5 p.m. on the bright, sunny Friday afternoon.
He says a number of people expressed interest in joining the local Council of Canadians and expressed learning more about water and water issues.