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OAKLAND — Community members are invited to a conversation about water quality on May 16, in Oakland. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Oakland Community Center, 614 Dr. Van Zee Road, Oakland.

Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, the event is free, and members of the public are invited to attend.

Community members are invited to share their experiences with water quality and flooding in the region.

Center for Rural Affairs staff Cora Fox and Cody Smith will provide context and analysis about the legislative framework of current water quality laws and regulations.

“After the flooding we’ve seen in recent months, water quality continues to be an important part of the recovery conversation,” said Cody Smith, policy writing assistant with the Center for Rural Affairs. “Attendees will have an opportunity to share concerns they may have about water quality in their communities and we’ll explore strategies to move forward.”

Proposals brought forth during the last legislative session will also be a focus of the community conversation.

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