Clark Fork Coalition offers flood-preparation training
April 09, 2012
(Missoula, Mont.) - The Clark Fork Coalition is offering a free event, Be Flood Ready, at the Tower Street Open Space Park in Missoula on Wednesday April 11th from 12pm to 1pm. This event, sponsored by Missoula County Rural Initiatives, is part of the Coalition’s monthly Walks & Talks series, and will feature presentations from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the Missoula Conservation District.
“Spring is here, and that means the rivers are rising,” says executive director Karen Knudsen. “We want to make sure people know what to expect this year, and are ready for high water.”
The Be Flood Ready event will feature a tour of the Tower St. Open Space Park to see how the area is recovering from last year’s floods. Experts from NOAA will share the most up-to-date report on this year’s snowpack data and the predictions for spring’s runoff. Plus, Lori Zeiser from the Missoula Conservation District will give attendees tips on how to prepare homes and property for high water. Missoula County Rural Initiatives will also provide resources on flood preparedness.
This event is free and open to the public. Free baked goods and refreshments will be provided. Carpool shuttles will leave from the Clark Fork Coalition offices at 11:30am: 140 S. 4th St. W. Participants may also meet at the Tower Street trailhead.
The Clark Fork Coalition’s monthly Walks & Talks series is designed to keep citizens in the Clark Fork watershed up to speed on hot topics that affect our water and communities. Walks & Talks events take place on the second Wednesday of every month, and range from outdoor adventures to featured speakers on a variety of topics. Up next, the Coalition will host An Exclusive Tour of the Milltown Dam Site on May 9th.
Visit www.clarkfork.org for more information on Walks & Talks events.