Video aims to educate, inspire, and advocate for City’s drinking water source, Everglades remnant
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (April 30, 2019)—
West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James invites West Palm Beach citizens and members of the public to join him on the City’s Facebook page for a special Facebook Video Premiere on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at noon. Mayor James will unveil a video highlighting the importance of protecting and preserving Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach, and Mayor will be on hand live to offer comments and answer questions immediately after the streaming of the video. Featuring breathtaking images of the Preserve and stunning drone videography, the 2 minute, 45 second video includes up-close-and-personal interviews with water experts, nature advocates, and preserve stewards.
Located at 8264 Northlake Boulevard in the City of West Palm Beach, Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23-square mile pristine remnant of the Everglades, home to endangered species, and a mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks. Grassy Waters Preserve serves as the drinking water supply source for 130,000 residents in the City of West Palm Beach, Town of Palm Beach, and Town of South Palm Beach.
“Our water is our future,” said Mayor James. “We are dedicated to ensuring our water supply-- which includes Grassy Waters Preserve-- continues to be protected from environmental harm and remains a reliable source of drinking water for our citizens and customers. We invite our residents and the community-at-large to join us for this special video event, which provides a brief but impactful glimpse at the Preserve’s natural beauty and why we must do everything we can to preserve and protect it.”
To join Mayor James for this very special Facebook Video Premiere, tune-in here on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at noon: https://www.facebook.com/CityofWPB/
West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James
Mayor James’ Facebook Video Premiere
Thursday, May 2, 2019; noon
**Mayor will offer comments and take questions live for approximately 30 minutes after the live stream
In addition to meeting local demands for freshwater, Grassy Waters Preserve also provides hands-on educational experiences for learners of all ages. Access to this historic wetland reconnects visitors with the natural heritage of West Palm Beach. Trails of varying lengths and difficulties are accessible to the public free of charge. Experienced naturalists also provide guided canoe and hiking programs for the public, merit badge programs for scouts, and free field trips for local schools.
For more information about Grassy Waters Preserve, please visit: http://wpb.org/grassywaters/
. For more information about Mayor Keith A. James, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/About/Mayor-s-Page/Mayor-s-Bio
. For information about the City of West Palm Beach, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/About/Mayor-s-Page/Mayor-s-Bio