Families and individuals in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a new, one-day event that will combine agriculture education and outdoor leisure activities.
Henry and Rock Island County Farm Bureaus are partnering with local stakeholders to host Farmers G(ROW) Clean Water, a unique family-friendly event that will help community members learn more about local water sources and the actions farmers take to protect and improve water quality.
The event, taking place Saturday, July 31, will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake George and the Loud Thunder Forest Preserve in Illinois City. Enjoyable activities for the family include kayaking, hiking, giveaways, and more.
A series of stations will be set up throughout the preserve to help attendees learn about environmental conservation practices such as woodchip bioreactors, cover crops, rain barrels and streambank stabilization. Local farmers and representations will lead the stations to give the general public an idea of what farmers are doing to protect natural resources.
Complimentary boxed lunches will be available for registered attendees starting at 11:30 a.m. Kayaks are available for rent at the Loud Thunder park office on a first come, first serve basis. Personal kayaks are also welcome on Lake George. Signage at the preserve will direct attendees to designated parking and the check-in location.
Find more information and a link to registration here.