The Sierra Club, a grassroots environmental organization, has announced a series of Citizen's Water Training forums will be held this fall.
The forums, which concern water quality, will take place this Thursday in Newcastle.
The Tri-City Citizen's Water Training Forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Newcastle Public Library at 705 NW 10th St.
The Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club is open to the public, including residents of Blanchard and Tuttle, which are in the Tri-City area.
More forums in central and southeastern Oklahoma will be announced at a later date.
During the forum, technical experts plan to develop citizen lead action plans identifying current water quality threats, interest based lobbying techniques, water quality agency reporting strategies and monitoring water conditions, according to a news release.
"The goal of the forums is to have citizens leave further educated and empowered to take action in their own communities to protect their water from multiple threats," the release said."The additional take away is for them to be able to convey water and health literacy to their neighbors and public officials that will help provide the community with what they want: clean, safe water in a livable environment."