Community Clean Water Institute (CCWI) is dedicated to protecting water quality and public health throughout Northern California by identifying pollution sources through the collection and analysis of water quality data. CCWI shares the information collected with government regulatory agencies and the public, and engages in education and community outreach activities.
Mermaids Work for Clean Water
Vira the Mermaid, a long-time benefactor and advocate of CCWI, appeared in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat earlier this month.The story (read it here) describes Vira’s innovative and creative efforts to demonstrate habitat restoration and increase environmental awareness here in Sonoma County and in her travels across the country.
The tenth annual Mermaidfest 2012 is set for October 28 at the Rio Nido Roadhouse on the Russian River. Read more about the festivities here.
The Fog to Bog Quest
CCWI has partnered with the Atascadero / Green Valley Watershed Council to create a watershed Quest in the backcountry of Ragle Ranch Regional Park. A Quest is an interactive treasure hunt that teaches people about special places. Learn about this seasonal wetland, engage in water quality observations, and have fun while adventuring in this section of the Atascadero / Green Valley watershed.
Quest participants: click here to view preliminary results.