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Local water usage program planned during Earth Week

April 20, 2012
The Alpena News

"The Water Table" an informative and educational discussion about the importance of water, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Alpena Community College's Granum Theatre.

Hosted by the Association of Lifelong Learners and moderated by ACC political science and history instructor Tim Kuehnlein, the event celebrates Earth Week and is focused on promoting stewardship of water. The panel discussion, coordinated by ALL member Judy McFalda, is free of charge and open to the public.

Pastor Owen Williams will discuss the symbolism of water and the teachings of the Bible regarding its importance. Panelists Melissa Doubek and Alice Holcomb will feature the River Rats summer program which provides education and socialization to young children. Doubek will also discuss plans for Alpena's Nature Center at Duck Park.

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Participants in a local Earth Week program on the importance of water include, from left, moderator Tim Kuehnlein and panelists Melissa Doubek, Dave Dziubinski, Pauline Buchner, Pastor Owen Williams and Pete Doubek. Missing from the photo is panelist Alice Holcomb.

Pauline Buchner will present the position League of Women Voters has taken on local, state and national water issues. Dave Dziubinski, Lafarge plant manager, will discuss the task of providing employment and making a profit while working within EPA and DNR guidelines to be good stewards of our water systems. Panelist Peter Doubek will describe the use of Thunder Bay River to educate biology students regarding water quality and its effect on plants and animals.

ALL curriculum committee member Carey Rapin said, "Many of us who live near the Great Lakes yearn for water when we are away from it for any length of time yet we often take this precious commodity for granted. The Lifelong Learners are pleased to host a program which educates about the benefits of water resources, discusses current and potential threats to water, and most importantly, discusses what we as good citizens can do to protect our waters."

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