Water Festival set for Saturday

Free downtown Water Festival a fun way for everyone to learn about local water issues

April 11, 2019

The Water Festival will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018, on West
Indiana Avenue in downtown DeLand, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The event
will be free to the public with the intent to make learning about local water
issues entertaining for all ages.

Festival activities will include a sidewalk chalk
art exhibition with at least eight different chalk artists working on their
creations, a special appearance of live mermaids providing photo opportunities,
a live disc jockey, interactive dance performances, a blessing of the waters inspired
by a Native American tradition, as well as educational children’s games and activities with a water theme. There will also be sponsors’ booths, vendors, and more than twenty booths by various non-profit organizations
providing interesting exhibits and information for people of all ages.

is a unique, public event addressing a growing
concern for the citizens of Volusia County. Approximately ninety-two percent of
our natural water sources are in peril. Our springs, rivers and the aquifer
from which we get our drinking water are suffering from increased pollution and
declining flows caused by population growth. With greater knowledge, residents
can make better choices to conserve and protect our essential
water sources.
is for all ages to have
a good time while learning about what we can do to preserve one of our most vital
natural resources—our water.

The free annual event
is presented by Volusia Water Alliance, a non-profit group composed of the City
of DeLand, Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental
Resilience, Blue Spring Alliance, St. Johns Riverkeeper and others.  More information is available at the Volusia
Water Alliance website: www.volusiawater.org

For interviews or
further inquiries, contact: Sharon Leboffe,

215-834-0704, or Patrick Shannon,



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