Join the Izaak Walton League of America and the City of Gaithersburg on a fun and informative hike to learn about our addiction to deicing salt and how we can all live on a low winter salt diet.
Why should we care about winter salt use? Oversalting our streets and sidewalks in the winter results in saltier rivers and streams. It harms aquatic life, plants, infrastructure and our drinking water.
Expect to walk about 3 miles on easy terrain. Please bring your own water bottle.
This event is FREE but please register on Eventbrite in case of delays or rescheduling due to bad weather.
Izaak Walton League will be providing a Salt Watch kit to anyone interested in getting involved.
This hike is produced by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) in collaboration with the City of Gaithersburg and the Izaak Walton League of America. It is part of ICPRB’s Walk in the Woods series of hikes.
Each participant will be required to complete the following form. Copies will be available at the beginning of the hike or you can bring your own printed, signed copy: https://www.potomacriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Liability-Waiver-and-Medical-Form_2020.pdf