Sunday 19 May 2019

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Fall 2017 ENews

Volunteer with Your Waterkeeper!

It's September which means it's time for river and coastal cleanups with our Waterkeepers! Several of them are participating in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteer for one of these cleanups and follow along at #CoastalCleanup and #WKCCleanups!

Clean Water Rule Under Attack

The Administration has directed the EPA to take sweeping measures to undo clean water protections under the Clean Water Rule intended to safeguard the health of our rivers, streams and wetlands. 

We oppose this heartless scheme to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule and to gut the protections that have prevented reckless pollution of the nation’s waterways for decades. The repeal will mean more pollution to the lakes and streams we rely on for drinking water supply or for fishing and swimming, and a green light for the rampant destruction of wetlands that prevent dangerous flooding. We urge the Administration to withdraw its proposal immediately.

Make your voice heard! Submit comments by September 27, 2017.

Public Info Meeting on Potomac Pipeline

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls will host a public info meeting in Washington County on September 14th on the proposed fracked gas pipeline that would tunnel under the C&O Canal and the Potomac River near Hancock, MD. Come on out and learn about this unnecessary and dangerous pipeline, ask questions and get the tools you need to take action.

WHEN: Thursday, September 14th, 7:00pm
WHERE: John Wesley Church, 129 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740

Check out No Potomac Pipeline Facebook events for movie screenings of Pipeline Fighters and other actions. Save the date: October 14th Hands Across the Potomac Action -- stay tuned for details!

Welcome to Alicia LaPorte, Our New Fair Farms Campaign Manager 

Alicia LaPorte assumed her new role as Fair Farms Campaign Manager in August. We feel very lucky to welcome Alicia to the team. Alicia has nearly a decade of experience working to promote public health, support sustainable agriculture, and protect our environment by implementing campaign strategies that combine direct grassroots and coalition organizing with smart marketing and communications tools. Read more about her.

Learn more about our Fair Farms Campaign.

In Defense of Water Fundraiser for Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Board Member Bob Gallagher is opening his home on October 27thfor the 1st annual In Defense of Water event to benefit Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Thanks to Bob, the Host Committee and you, Waterkeepers Chesapeake will raise much needed funds for our work protecting of clean water throughout the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays region.

Our Waterkeepers have more events so check our calendar!

See you out on the water!

Waterkeepers Chesapeake