David Christensen, director of McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, will discuss the updated McHenry County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan at the next McHenry County Green Drinks meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake.
He will speak on climate disruption preparedness based on the plan. He will focus on such things as protection of watersheds in order to mitigate problems associated with droughts and flooding.
The 2016 plan update was submitted to the state and FEMA for review and approval. The county updated its 2010 multijurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, which must be updated every five years according to federal regulations. The plan's purpose is to identify and assess the community's natural hazard risks and determine how to best reduce or manage those risks. To read the plan, visit www.co.mchenry.il.us.
On the first Wednesday of each month, environmentally minded people gather to network and talk about "greening" the future. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Additional parking is available at the train station. To be added to the Green Drinks email list, send a note to GreenDrinksMC@gmail.com or "like" www.facebook.com/GreenDrinksMcHenryCounty.
The Green Drinks network was founded in North London, England in 1989 and now is active in over 600 cities worldwide. Interested public is always welcome to attend the McHenry County Green Drinks monthly event.
Each month there is social time and presentation on a different eco-topic, plus displays and/or demonstrations. Also, information about upcoming eco-events and green products and services is made available.
Nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks are available plus a featured "green drink" selected by Chef Zak.
Green Drinks McHenry County is sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen.