CAPITAL REGION WATER JOINS COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HOST THREE COMMUNITY GREENING PARTIES

 

HARRISBURG (July 18, 2016) – Capital Region Water is hosting three Community Greening Parties beginning Tuesday, July 26th with free food, music, family activities, and prizes. The July 30th party will be part of Fountain Gate Church’s 14th Annual Community Day and the August 2nd party will be part of Camp Curtin YMCA’s National Night Out Block Party.

Education stations will provide information on water issues and community greening. Other stations will provide opportunity for participants to give input on community greening concepts and preferred community engagement programs.

South Harrisburg Party

When:

Tuesday, July 26th

5:00- 7:00PM (Visit any time)

Where:

Cloverly Heights Park

18th and Pemberton Streets

 

Allison Hill Party

When:

Saturday, July 30th

11:00-2:00PM (Visit any time)

Where:

Heart of the Community Garden

1418 Derry Street

 

Uptown Party

When:

Tuesday, August 2nd

5:00- 7:00PM (Visit any time)

Where:

Camp Curtin YMCA

2135 North 6th Street

These parties support Capital Region Water’s City Beautiful H2O Community Greening Program to improve local water quality and reduce combined sewer overflows while providing additional benefits to the community. Capital Region Water is seeking significant engagement from the Harrisburg community to drive this program which is required under a federal consent decree and expected to cost over $100 million over the next twenty years.

“This is our community’s plan. Your plan for today and for future generations,” said CEO Shannon Williams. “We want you to tell us what you need in your neighborhood. Our job is to see how we can meet those needs through community greening projects.”

The City Beautiful H2O Community Greening Plan is partially funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, and the Environmental Stewardship Fund. Visit Capital Region Water’s website at capitalregionwater.com or call 888-510-0606 to learn more about these events and the City Beautiful H2O campaign.

About Capital Region Water: Capital Region Water is a special-purpose unit of local government that operates and improves the greater Harrisburg area’s water system and infrastructure — from raindrop to river. Capital Region Water provides drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services to the City of Harrisburg and portions of surrounding municipalities including Penbrook, Paxtang and Steelton Boroughs and Susquehanna, Swatara and Lower Paxton Townships.

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