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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fight Animal Factory Pollution!

Sign up for one of our free water monitoring webinars!
Tues., June 18, 7-8 pm
Thurs., June 20, 7-8pm
Lynn Henning takes a water sample from a stream near a CAFO in South Central Michigan.
A key weapon in the fight against polluting animal factories is evidence volunteers gather in nearby waterways. Concerned citizens help collect vital data on pathogens and bacteria that end up in rivers and streams when manure waste runs off from farm fields, lagoon leaks or intentional dumping. They also check for lowered dissolved oxygen levels--caused by excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from animal factories--that contribute to fish kills.
Sierra Club is offering two free webinars about animal factory water monitoring conducted by Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Lynn Henning. She’ll give an overview of the types of pollution caused by animal factories, how water monitoring is done and what Sierra Club does with the data.

Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for advanced training to become a volunteer water monitor of an animal factory in their area.

To register: Email cecilia.garcia@sierraclub.org and specify the webinar date in the subject line.




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