Walk in the Woods: Let’s be Smart About Winter Salt
October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Step into the shoes of an environmental detective as we explore the hidden impacts of oversalting our streets and sidewalks during the winter season. Discover how the excess salt harms delicate aquatic creatures, disrupts the fragile balance of our ecosystems, and pollutes our drinking water.
Join the Izaak Walton League of America and the City of Gaithersburg on this fun and informative hike to learn about our addiction to deicing salt and how we can all live on a low winter salt diet. Together, we can make a significant difference and create a cleaner, healthier future.
Expect to walk about 3 miles on easy terrain. Please bring your own water bottle.
This event is FREE but please register on Eventbrite in case of delays or rescheduling due to bad weather.
Izaak Walton League will be providing a Salt Watch kit to anyone interested in getting involved.
Each participant will be required to complete the following form. Copies will be available at the beginning of the hike or you can bring your own printed, signed copy: https://www.potomacriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Liability-Waiver-and-Medical-Form_2020.pdf
This hike is produced by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) in collaboration with the City of Gaithersburg and the Izaak Walton League of America. It is part of ICPRB’s Walk in the Woods series of hikes.