January 15, 2013

Join the Pooparazzi! Sierra Club Offers Free CAFO Water Monitoring Webinars

Webinars held Tues., Jan 29, and Thurs., Jan 31, from 7-8 pm

One of the most important weapons we have in the fight against polluting animal factories, also known as CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), is the evidence our volunteers gather in waterways near these facilities.

Concerned citizens who want to make a difference have helped us collect vital data on the levels of pathogens and bacteria that end up in rivers and streams when manure and waste runs off from farm fields, leaks from storage lagoons or is intentionally dumped. They also check for dissolved oxygen levels, which are lowered by excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, that contribute to fish kills.

If you'd like to learn more, we're offering two free introductory webinars conducted by Goldman Environmental Prize winner Lynn Henning, pictured left with a friend. Webinars will be held from 7-8 pm on Tuesday, Jan 29, and Thursday, Jan 31. 

To sign up email cecilia.garcia@sierraclub.org and specify the webinar date in the subject line. We will send call-in details the week before the webinar.

Questions? Contact cecilia.garcia@sierraclub.org or lynn.henning@sierraclub.org.