It's time to raise your paddle for clean water.
This June, Pennsylvania lawmakers are gearing up to develop and pass a 2018 state budget. It’s looking like the health of our rivers and streams may be on the negotiating table once again. The Susquehanna River provides the water that more than 5 million people drink, serves as a large portion of the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, and offers local communities abundant recreation opportunities.
This river is too important to allow our legislature to gut the very programs that protect it.
Will you join us in raising your voice, paddle and rally sign as we call for clean water leadership from the Pennsylvania Legislature?
WHAT: Susquehanna River Rally – Paddles & Signs in the Air!
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: City Island, Harrisburg, PA (Beach House area)
QUESTIONS? Reach out to Pennsylvania & Delaware Program Manager, Amanda John Kimsey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER: Everyone is invited, so bring your friends! You are encouraged to bring your own kayak or canoe if you have one, to wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing and to bring a reusable water bottle.
Join us for our June 2018 Conservation Cafe to hear Nadja Popovich, Graphics Editor on the Climate Team at the New York Times. Nadja works with climate reporters and the New York Times Interactive staff to create compelling graphics that illustrate complicated policy, science, and geographic subjects around climate change. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk about her work using visuals to communicate complex stuff, and what lessons the newsroom holds for the rest of us when trying to process information and communicate effectively in our fast-paced news environment.
8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
For over four decades, the Delaware Nature Society has worked aggressively, through a scientific, fact-based approach, to be a leading voice encouraging conservation and protection of our region's natural resources. Now, the Delaware Nature Society needs your help and your voice!
Join the 4th Annual Clean Water Rally on June 5th to stand up for clean water. Celebrate the amazing role water plays in your life with our community of Water Warriors while enjoying festivities like FREE food from local food trucks and presentations! In the afternoon, you have the option of discussing why clean water is important to you with your state representatives.
All ages welcome, free for everyone. Registration is required!
Help us speak out for water, wildlife, and land conservation so that Delaware's wildlife and communities can thrive. This event is hosted by the Delaware Nature Society and co-sponsored by the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed.
Join us as we celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, June 2- 10. This week was created in 2016 to mark a time for all of us to acknowledge the great work happening for our local rivers, streams, and Chesapeake Bay. It is also an opportunity for organizations to host community events, plantings, trash pick ups and more!
This year the week will be highlighting different river basins on different days:
The schedule is:
June 2 – York
June 3 – Susquehanna
June 4 – Rappahannock
June 5 – Delmarva
June 6 - Potomac
June 7 – Western Shore
June 8 - James
June 9 – Patuxent
The planning committee has created a toolkit for people to have access to easy social media postings and images. You can also make your own! Please think about how your organization might be able to incorporate some content into your calendar next week. We are also using the hashtag #OneChesapeake. Here is the link to access all of these documents and materials.
If you are hosting an event during Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, please add it to the calendar that will be promoted and circulated as part of our outreach.
Check back for more updates and social media posts you can use to help promote the week!
With questions, please contact Kristin Reilly, email@example.com
Join the Lancaster County Conservancy in Celebration of Clean Water!
Lancaster County is blessed with 1,500 stream miles, but 47 percent of these streams are polluted and cannot support their original aquatic life. Waterways are the core of Lancaster County. They drive economic opportunity and growth that benefits our local economy and agriculture. Our rivers and streams are the source of our drinking water and recreation to be enjoyed by all. To protect these waters, we want to strengthen the sense of stewardship in Lancaster County. Water connects us all!
Led by Eliza Cava and ANS Communications & Marketing Director Caroline Brewer, this workshop will introduce you to the free organizing and communication tool that ANS uses (Action Network) and show you how you can use it for your grassroots group to maximize your communication with members, the public, and decision-makers. You will also learn how to use images and social media to amplify your message!
Learn more, register for all classes, and become a member at www.anshome.org/training.
$15 ANS members/$20 non-members
The 9th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 23 at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, PA.
Each year, the Coalition’s Choose Clean Water Conference brings together a comprehensive and diverse group of more than 300 people from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The conference provides a 2-day forum for participants to learn about the most important and up-to-date Chesapeake restoration issues, network with fellow Chesapeake Bay supporters and activists, develop strategies to advance federal, regional and local restoration goals, and learn from successes.
Conference RFP Now Open!
The Coalition is currently soliciting proposals for 1-hour sessions and field trips. This unique gathering offers a tremendous opportunity to gain broad exposure for a wide range of issues facing the Chesapeake. Any person or organization with valuable experience is invited to submit an application to conduct a session at the Conference. The deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5PM.
Please find the RFP here.
With questions, please contact Kristin Reilly, 443-759-3409.
Join the National Wildlife Federation for B'more Wild Festival on Saturday, May 12 from 11am to 3pm at Carroll Park. This family-friendly festival will feature wild animals, live music by Stryker's Posse, a stilt walker, snow cones, pony rides, animal yoga and zumba, food trucks, field day games, and more! This free* festival is fun for all ages!
Purchase a B'more Wild Kids Acitivity Pass for additional fun! Each kids pass will be $3 in advance and $5 onsite, (while supplies last), and includes crab cookie decorating, face painting, and a "garden in a jar" craft.
*There will be a small fee for pony rides, the B'more Kids activity area, and the food truck.