Water-Related News

Pinellas County’s watersheds are everyone’s responsibility

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By Suzette Porter

Photo: This shot of the downtown Clearwater area shows how much of the Pinellas County’s lifestyle depends on the health of the watershed.

CLEARWATER – Little things count big when everyone works together to improve water quality in Pinellas County, so say the nine panelists who participated in a Nov. 28 e-TownHall: Watershed, where we live, work and play.

Moderated by Communications Department specialist Len Ciecieznski, panelists included Dale Armstrong, horticulture Extension agent and Jane Morse, commercial horticulture Extension agent, who fielded questions about ways homeowners, gardeners and professional landscapers can help protect the county’s watersheds.

Kelli Levy, Department of Environmental Infrastructure Watershed Division manager, and Nanette O’Hara, outreach coordinator for Tampa Bay Estuary Program, talked about the bigger picture in terms of responsibility for maintaining local watersheds and water quality.