Preserving Our Environment Roundtable Discussion Feb. 29

Join Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, at the Roundtable on Preserving Our Environment, February 29, 9:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m., in Kearneysville, WV, organized by Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition and co-sponsored by Eastern Panhandle Sierra Club. Over 100 other organization leaders and elected officials will participate in this focused discussion of how fossil fuels and heavy industry will impact the Chesapeake Watershed and our Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia communities.

Brent will be one of the featured speakers and will discuss how the issue of how pipeline threats to water quality are exacerbated by karst geology. Karst rock, Swiss cheese-like underground formations, are a principal characteristic of the Upper Potomac watershed. The issue became vitally important during Brent’s successful No Potomac Pipeline campaign when he described how material from a pipeline leak could quickly seep through a vast area and devastate drinking water sources. During his talk, he will be identifying other sources and places of concern in the broader watershed.

Register here for this event.