The City of Bellingham hosts its 9th Annual Walk for Water from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. To highlight the 2017 World Water Day theme of Wastewater, the walk will begin at the Fairhaven Village Green and embark on a new route this year along the Lower Padden Trail to the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant and back.
In addition to signs posted along the trail with facts about the theme, two tours of the wastewater treatment facility will be offered to those interested, the first beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a second tour at 12 noon.
World Water Day, established by the United Nations in 1992, is celebrated and observed around the globe. Bellingham's Walk for Water symbolizes the distance women and children across the world frequently travel to collect water for daily household use. Participants in this free, family-friendly event are encouraged, but not required, to carry jugs of water provided by event staff, as they walk the 1.6-mile loop.
The first 75 participants who complete the walk can take home a free 16-ounce stainless steel water bottle.
For more information on World Water Day visit http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/.