'The Colors of a River: Pollution and the Upper Mississippi'
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|When these sewers flowed full and the river fell to its low water stage, 5.8 gallons of water had to dilute one gallon of sewage. Photo provided by Metropolitan Waste Control Commission.
What was the Mississippi River like when only American Indians and early explorers paddled its waters? When did we first begin polluting the Mississippi and how? How bad did it get before anyone did something about it?
This Thursday evening, join historian and author Dr. John O. Anfinson of the National Park Service for an engaging discussion of these questions and a look at the pollution issues facing the great Mississippi today.
A panel of water resources experts will also be available for questions at the conclusion of the presentation. In addition to Dr. Anfinson, panelists include Trevor Russell, Watershed Program Director at Friends of the Mississippi River; Larry Rogacki, Director of Plant Services for Met Council Environmental Services; Richard Kiesling, Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and Anna Eleria, Water Resource Specialist with Capitol Region Watershed District.
Friends of the Mississippi River is hosting the event, Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Kate's
in St. Paul. "Colors of a River" is free but capacity is limited and pre-registration required. For more information, or to reserve your spot, please visit the event webpage