Rain to Recreation
On June 9th, 2012, the City of Lincoln held the 4th Biennial Waterfest at Holmes Lake Park. For three hours (5-8 p.m.), guests learned about our most valuable resource -- water. Exhibitors and volunteers helped guests to learn about what they can do to reduce pollutants in local streams and lakes.
Persons attending Waterfest 2012 received a water passport, which was marked as they stopped by each booth. For attending at least 10 stations, each person was eligible for a free gift. Free hot dogs and sodas were available. Exhibitor booths had fun, hands-on activities. Other events included canoe rides, a fishing clinic and a live performance by PANgea.
Waterfest 2012 Photos
Sponsors of Waterfest 2012 included:
American Classifieds • Lincoln Parks Foundation • EA Engineering, Science and Technology • Nebraska Concrete & Aggregate Association Russ's Market • Culligan Water Systems • American Red Cross
Waterfest was held in conjunction with Public Works Day — an event that highlighted the role Lincoln's Public Works & Utilities Department serves in our daily lives when we brush our teeth, flush our toilets, travel our streets, walk our sidewalks, ride a StarTran bus, or recycle our newspapers. Public Works and Utilities staff featured some of the department's big equipment, displays and fun activities, interesting information and handouts.
In the News:
- 10-11 News: Watefest 2012
- Journal Star - Waterfest lessons to stretch 'from first brush to last flush' (6/3/12)
- Mayor Invites Public to Fourth Waterfest, Public Works Day at Holmes Lake (6/1/12)