Vermont Clean Water Day, Feb. 22, 2018
RSVP to join us for Clean Water Day on Thursday, February 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate our lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands, and call on our lawmakers to invest in cleaning up and protecting our waterways.
We can no longer take clean water for granted. Pollution from farms, development, and wastewater has impaired many of our waterways, some of which no longer meet our basic water quality standards. Without adequate short and long-term funding, pollution will continue to undermine our public health, economic vitality, and cultural identity.
Join us on Clean Water Day to tell our lawmakers it’s time to invest in clean water.
On Clean Water Day we will help you set up a meeting with your lawmakers, and will provide training on how you can share your perspective on why it’s important to invest in clean water now and over the long-term.
Thursday, FEBRUARY 22, CLEAN WATER DAY:
(Come for part or all of the day and we are asking folks to wear blue!)
10:00 - 10:15 am: Coffee and pastries. Unitarian Church; 130 Main Street, Montpelier
10:15 -11:00 am: Legislative Update, talking points for the day, and how to talk to your legislators.
11:15 am: March to State House
11:30 am: Press Conference Cedar Creek Room, State House
12:15 - 1:00 pm: Meet with legislators in Room 11. Bring lunch or grab lunch in the cafeteria.
1:00 - 1:30 pm: David Deen will introduce watershed groups on House Floor!
1:30 - 3:00 pm: Opportunity for action stations (postcards, social media posts, letters to the editor) in Room 11.
For those interested:
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Opportunity to watch committees in action.
3:00 pm: Reception, State House Cafeteria
Clean Water Day 2018 is co-sponsored by: Connecticut River Conservancy, Conservation Law Foundation, Lake Champlain Committee, Lake Champlain International, The Nature Conservancy of VT, Sierra Club VT, Toxics Action Center Campaigns, Vermont Clean Water Network, Vermont Conservation Voters, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Watersheds United Vermont.