Coast Day raises awareness about conservation, drinking water

LEWES, Del. – Hundreds of people made their way on over to the University of Delaware to learn all about Delaware’s coastal resources as well as how to keep our water clean at the annual Coast Day in Lewes.

Experts tell 47ABC, conservation education is key to keeping both our drinking water and waterways clean.

To do that, reduce our plastic use, limit our water use, and increase awareness of what we’re introducing to our soil – the more we can prevent things like drinking water contamination.

Amber Bataille with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources said, “Testing the soils, following manufacturers instructions for pesticides and herbicides, and being more conscious of what you’re applying to the land,” is important to protect drinking water.

Bataille also said, “Just remember: what you put on the land, has an opportunity to get down into the ground.”

Coast Day is sponsored by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and environment as well as the Delaware Sea Grant college program.

 

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