“Walk for Water” on World Water Day March 22

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The Water Resources Education Center invites residents to participate in a “Walk for Water” on World Water Day, Tuesday, March 22.  The public invited to walk any time from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. People of all ages, especially families, are encouraged to walk for water and get first-hand experience regarding water’s vital impact on daily lives in the community and around the world.

The purpose of World Water Day is to focus attention on the importance of water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

During the event, participants will walk along a family-friendly pathway to the Columbia River where they will get water and carry it back to the Water Center. The paved path is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Remember to bring a container for transporting water on this one-mile trip. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.

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