Watershed Festival at LSC

By KBJR News 1

June 4, 2011 Updated Jun 4, 2011 at 7:20 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's Newscenter) - The annual sale put on by WLSSD at Lake Superior College was also accompanied with the bi-annual Watershed Festival.

Over 30 groups were involved with helping to educate people about how to build a better watershed and what storm water runoff does to our environment.

The all day festival included scientists from NRRI, UMD, Minnesota Sea Grant and other organizations

"Its important for people really learn about how they affect the water, and what they can do to lesson the negative impacts," said Julene Boe, executive director of the St. Louis Alliance.

People of all ages were able to see examples like using native plants around a downspout to slow down the water and help it get absorbed back into the ground.