St. John’s Riverkeeping is hosting a birthday celebration for The Clean Water Act on October 24, 2012 at Sadler Point Marina in Jacksonville, FL. St. Johns Riverkeeper invites guests to help celebrate the 40th birthday of the CWA with trivia, kid’s games, live music and local brews. Don’t forget birthday cake! This will be a fun time for all ages. Super Food truck will be there for fine dining. Games include Jenga and Polluter Painting. SweetWater Brewing Company is providing the drinks, and trivia giveaways all evening. Canary in the Coalmine goes on at 6:30, so come on out!

About the Clean Water Act (CWA)

Originally established in 1948 as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and finally gaining significant recognition and expansion in 1972, The Clean Water Act (CWA) made made it unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained. The CWA also set water quality control standards for all contaminates in surface waters.

The Clean Water Act has come a long way since 1972, as it turns 40 this fall. Watch the short video below for more information regarding the CWA’s 40th year.

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