Pringle Nature Center to participate in water conservation event

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The Pringle Nature Center, located in Bristol Woods County Park in Kenosha County, will be taking part in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, which is the largest solutions-based initiative aimed at solving the global water crisis in history.

Taking place on April 18, the event will consist of a series of 6 km runs/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to secure water) occurring over the course of 24 hours. The run/walk starts at 11 a.m. Afterwards the event will feature water education activities in an effort to ignite a massive global movement to put an end to this epidemic.

Water scarcity is an issue effecting countries, communities and families all over the world. One in eight people don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. Communities in Africa, Latin America and Asia suffer 1.8 million deaths every year from diarrheal diseases and the death of 5,000 children each day due to inadequate water infrastructure. However, the water crisis is not only limited to developing nations. In cities such as Los Angeles and Sydney, growing demand on limited water supplies has led to enforced water rationing and increased costs to the public.

Run/walk registration via The Active Network, a leading provider of online registration and event management technology, will provide online registration for all Dow Live Earth Run for Water events in 2009. Additionally, all participants will receive a free online ActiveTrainer plan to help them prepare for the event. For more information on race registration, please visit Cost is $15 before April 9 and $18 the day of the race; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Live Earth and all other proceeds will benefit the nature education programs at the Pringle Nature Center .

The Pringle Nature Center is staffed by a full time naturalist as well as by volunteers and is supported solely through donations and program fees. The Nature Center is open regularly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The park adn center are located on Highway MB south of Highway C. For more information on this event, volunteer opportunities, or group program information, contact the Pringle Nature Center at 857-8008.



  1. Madelyn Cox says:

    water conservation should be done because we are already having some water shortage these days:`-

  2. there is always a need for water conservation specially these days where natural reources are scarce:~*

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