Enhance the quality of life within Boone Watershed by improving water quality.
Partner with local users, regional, state and federal entities, educators and others to identify and address water resource issues in the Boone Watershed.
BWP is the proud sponsor of this inaugural event which will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Founders Park, downtown Johnson City. The festival is a free event for all ages, revolving around the theme of “The River Runs Through It.” Offering a variety of activities, this festival celebrates and teaches about the importance of water in sustaining our planet and all life.
Highlights for the day will include water testing (all ages can participate) of Brush Creek, a stormwater tour of Founders Park, a community mural, arts and crafts, make-your-own boats for a rain gutter regatta, demonstrations about native plants and pollinator-friendly gardens, a fly fishing workshop, outdoor theater, and short talks and demos from area experts on composting, rain barrels, aquatic ecology, and water conservation. Joe Hoffman, from Hoffman Composting, will demonstrate a micro-scale Insulated Aerated Static Pile composting unit, which will be offered as a door prize to a lucky festival attendee. Attendees of all ages will be invited to write their own dreams for the Earth using origami and other paper arts, and incorporate them into a group art installation. After the festival, the dreams will be recorded, displayed and presented to community leaders.
Please mark your calendars and come out to support BWP and have some fun.