DOVER, Del. (June 2, 2015) – The Clean Water Rally, hosted by Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, and Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, will be held on June 2 at Legislative Mall in Dover, DE from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. An optional meeting with legislators will be held right after the rally, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
The Clean Water Rally is part of the Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice Campaign. The Clean Water Campaign is focused on building public support for dedicated funding towards water improvements and infrastructure projects. An alliance of non-profit organizations, government agencies and business partners are working together to engage and educate a diverse audience of outdoor enthusiasts about the importance of clean water in our communities. The Clean Water Rally is a celebration of work that has already been accomplished in Delaware to improve water quality and illustrate the need for future projects. The Clean Water Rally will include vendors, information on the Clean Water Campaign, music, food, and a short program featuring some of Delaware’s strongest clean water leaders. Supporters will have the opportunity to thank legislators that are supportive of clean water initiatives and ask other elected officials to join in our efforts.
“The Clean Water Rally is an opportunity to celebrate our most precious resource: water, and to show our elected officials that safeguarding and improving this resource is a priority,” says Brenna Goggin, Advocacy Manager for Delaware Nature Society.
“For an additional modest investment per household, Delawareans have the power to reverse years of neglect and under-funding of clean water initiatives,” says Chris Bason, Executive Director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. “Let’s show our elected officials that clean water matters to us and that we put a high priority on investments that provide a healthy environment. Especially here in coastal Sussex County where tourism is so important, a healthy environment means a healthy economy.”
“Life in Delaware just wouldn’t be the same without waters like the Delaware River and Bay that we enjoy, and rely on to live and prosper,” says Jennifer Adkins, Executive Director of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work that brought rivers like the Delaware back to life, and show support for making and keeping our waters clean for future generations.”
For those of you not located near Dover, DE, Delaware Nature Society is offering van transportation from Ashland Nature Center and Abbott’s Mill Nature Center. The van from Ashland will leave at 9:30 am, and the van from Abbott’s will leave at 10:00 am. The Rally is free and open to the public but in order to receive a Free T-shirt, or to participate in the optional meeting with legislators or carpooling, we do ask that people register in advance.
To find more information on the Clean Water Rally and the Clean Water Campaign, or to register for the Rally, visit www.cleanwaterdelaware.org
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