In Defense of Water 2020

Our 4th annual In Defense of Water is going virtual to keep everyone safe and healthy during this global pandemic. We hope you will join us on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for this Virtual Celebration of Clean Water Advocacy, an evening to celebrate our clean water successes and raise awareness of our work making our local waters drinkable, swimmable and fishable for everyone. We will honor Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFOs, a local community clean water champion, with our Water Warrior Award and Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman with the Waterkeeper Outstanding Win (WOW) Award. We will have special guests, live music, specialty cocktails, a raffle with great items from Patagonia, and a panel discussion with our Waterkeepers on environmental justice. The event is FREE! Please RSVP to receive a link to the event.

Waterkeeper Outstanding Win (WOW) Award:
Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman

Water Warrior Award:
Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFOs

Special Recognition to Waterkeeper Alliance for
Outstanding Support of Waterkeepers During Global COVID-19 Crisis

Special Guests: Senator Ben Cardin and Senator Tim Kaine
Music: Wendy & Steve Jazz and former West-Rhode Riverkeeper Jeff Holland
Panel Moderator: Marc Steiner, host of the Marc Steiner Show
Panelists: Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman, Chester Riverkeeper Tim Trumbauer, Assateague Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips, Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf
Awards Presenter: Michael Buckley, host on WRNR FM 103.1 and author of Voices of the Chesapeake Bay

Learn how to make our featured cocktails here!

Preview raffle items!

Please consider making a donation so we may continue our essential work of supporting our Waterkeepers and protecting the local rivers, streams and bays in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bay regions.

We thank MOM’s Organic Market for sponsoring this event!

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