Dive into the 7 Rivers Water Festival

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Dive Into The 7 Rivers Water Festival

Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Location: MLK Park, Winter Haven
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Are you ready for a day filled with fun, learning, and a whole lot of water? The 7 Rivers Water Festival is just around the corner, and it promises to be a splashing good time for the whole family! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9th, 2023, at MLK Park in Winter Haven. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you won’t want to miss this exciting event dedicated to the conservation and celebration of our precious water resources.

Protecting Our Water Resources

The mission of the 7 Rivers Water Festival is clear: to protect the water resources of Polk County and beyond. In an age where environmental conservation is more critical than ever, this festival is an opportunity for all of us to come together and learn how we can safeguard this vital natural resource.

Over 50 organizations will be on-site, eager to share valuable information and insights on water conservation. From practical tips for water preservation in your daily life to larger-scale initiatives, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips.

Activities for Everyone

This festival isn’t just about education; it’s about having a great time while you’re at it! Here are some of the exciting activities you can look forward to:

  • Kayaking on Lake Silver: Take a peaceful paddle on the beautiful Lake Silver. It’s a fantastic way to connect with nature and appreciate the importance of our local water bodies.

  • Meet and Greet with Animal Ambassadors: Get up close and personal with some incredible animal ambassadors. Learn about their habitats and how we can protect their homes through responsible water management.

  • Cardboard Boat Race: The much-anticipated Cardboard Boat Race is making a triumphant return! Cheer on your favorite organizations as they compete for the winning title. The race kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on the floating stage at the shoreline of Lake Silver. It’s sure to be a hilarious and thrilling spectacle.

  • Touch-a-Truck: Kids (and kids at heart) will love the opportunity to get hands-on with various vehicles. This is a chance to explore the machines that play a crucial role in maintaining our water infrastructure.

Polk County Utilities Bio-Wizards

One of the festival’s highlights is the showcase by Polk County Utilities Bio-Wizards. These experts will be demonstrating their Operations Challenge throughout the event.

Imagine watching a team in action, racing against the clock to make repairs on a mock lift station pump and a collection system pipe. It’s a high-stakes demonstration that showcases the skill and dedication required to keep our water systems running smoothly. Don’t miss the chance to see these professionals in action; they’re sure to impress.

Educational Presentations

Throughout the day, there will be 15-minute presentations by Polk County’s UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscape Program on the main event stage. These informative sessions will cover a range of topics related to water conservation and sustainability.

Presentation Times:

  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.

These presentations are a fantastic opportunity to deepen your understanding of how you can contribute to a more water-conscious community.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 7 Rivers Water Festival. It’s a day filled with fun, education, and inspiration as we come together to protect and celebrate our most precious natural resource – water. See you there!

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