The Town of Vail and Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will sponsor another installment in the Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Grand View, located on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to Siri Roman, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District wastewater manager, and Ellen Kutzer, Colorado Water Quality Control Division clean water permits manager, discuss nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), their sources, the impacts of nutrient impairment to the waterways, and how the recent development of a watershed based approach to manage nutrients locally will maximize near-term environmental benefits. Presenters will also discuss the availability of district resources with financial impacts to taxpayers and rate payers as the district’s three wastewater treatment facilities meet new, more stringent nutrient regulations.
Experts from Walking Mountains Science Center, Eagle River Watershed Council, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and Town of Vail will be on hand to answer questions about what residents can do to help Restore the Gore. There will also be stickers and informational brochures given away to attendees.
The town environmental sustainability team is organizing the event. For details about this and other upcoming activities, contact Pete Wadden, Watershed Education Coordinator at pwadden.