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League of Women Voters Present, 'Our Water in Peril'
"Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink".
Let us hope the ancient mariner's verse will not apply to us 200 years later.
The League of Women Voters-Lake Forest/Lake Bluff , AAUW, and Lake Forest Open Lands Association are co-sponsoring the program, "Our Water in Peril," to explain some of the water issues confronting northeastern Illinois and in context to the worldwide plight at 7 p.m. Thursday (March 22) at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, in Lake Forest.
Three experts will describe a few of the dilemmas. Judy Beck, Lake Michigan manager, US EPA; Mike Adam, senior biologist, Lake County Health Department; and John Sentell, president, Lake Forest Open Lands Association, will tackle a different aspect of local water resources.
Since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day, the U.N. and its member nations have devoted the day to activities regarding the world's water resources. The importance of freshwater and its sustainable management cannot be emphasized enough. Our lives and those of the other 6.9 billion people depend upon it.
Please support World Water Day by learning more about critical water issues. Join us for "Our Water in Peril" and hear what some of the problems are, ask questions, and find out some simple steps that can be done at the local level.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.lwv-lflb.org
More About Gorton Community Center of Lake Forest
Thanks to the efforts of more than 150 volunteers and donations, the Gorton Community Center of Lake Forest remains an important gathering place in the community. Located in the former Edward F. Gorton School building and originally built in 1901, the Gorton Center was completely renovated in 2000 thanks to a grassroots effort in the community. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Originally named Central School, the building was renamed in 1912 for Lake Forest mayor Edward F. Gorton. In 1971, School District 67 closed the Gorton School, and a year later the community center opened.
Gorton offers an array of programs fo children, teens and adults, and holds special events in its performing arts center. The children's drop-in center is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, and operates Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Other events here
- Bubbles Academy: Spring Music & Motion Classes in Lake Forest Weekly on Tuesdays, 9:15 am–12:00 pm
- Bubbles Academy: Summer Music & Motion Classes in Lake Forest Weekly on Tuesdays, 9:15 am–12:00 pm