Speaker to focus on watershed issues

Register for program by March 6

For the Daily Call

PIQUA — Randy Kirchner, a member of the Middle Great Miami River Watershed Alliance, will be the featured speaker for the YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series on Wednesday, March 8.

The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon ($6/person).

“The Middle Great Miami River Watershed Alliance developed from a request by a number of parties to work on water quality issues in the central and northeast portions of Miami County,” said Kirchner.

“This group’s purpose through its sponsor, the Miami County Extension office, is to work with other community government and service professionals to promote awareness and educate and inform the people who live and work in the watershed on the many issues related to water quality in our area.”

Kirchner will share how we can wisely use our resources for the present and the future and talk about what issues affect the watershed through pictures and discussion.

“This promises to be a very enlightening program for everyone attending,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director.

A UVMC nurse will be available from 10:15 -11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings.

Reservations for the program and luncheon must be made by Monday, March 6, by stopping at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or by calling 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Register for program by March 6

For the Daily Call