This week’s Watershed Moment features Jeff Wilkinson, Stephanie Mabie, and Brian Keeley of Kent County Water Conservation.
Kent County Water Preservation is a nonprofit organization focused on preserving water resources and natural habitats in Kent County.
“Particularly, we’re concerned with high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which is a new technology that uses millions of gallons of water for the oil and gas extraction technique,” said Wilkinson.
Kent County Water Conservation hopes to raise awareness about fracking in the Kent County area. Through their work, the organization wants to establish protections so that residents are prepared for the negative impacts of fracking, and also to prevent those impacts as much as possible.
“We found that most people are extremely receptive to the concerns,” said Wilkinson.
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“A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life. Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Mondays at 8:30 a.m, and Thursdays and Sundays at 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.