In Defense of Water 2021

We invite you to join us for our 5th annual In Defense of Water awards event on Wednesday, October 6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. This year, we are planning a hybrid event with a small, in-person gathering at Patagonia Old Town, which is located in a converted historical theater building, and live stream available for those who would like to attend virtually. In Defense of Water will mark our soft launch of our 2022 Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Campaign (CWA50). We will spotlight Clean Water Act successes through storytelling by our Waterkeepers.

We will honor a local clean water champion with our Water Warrior Award and one of our Waterkeepers with our Waterkeeper Outstanding Win (WOW) Award. We will offer fantastic giveaway items from Patagonia, MOMs Organic Market, Go Play Outside, and Amabile Designs!  Click here to check them out! And you won't want to miss the beer offerings from breweries with partnerships with our Waterkeepers! We'll have light refreshments from Bittersweet Catering.

We invite you to be a sponsor of In Defense of Water. With your sponsorship, you will be investing in the only organization that harnesses the grassroots power, legal expertise, and scientific know-how of our Waterkeepers to address regional threats to clean water. Your sponsorship will allow us to offer this event cost-free to attendees, whether in person or virtually.

The event is FREE, but donations are appreciated. Click on the button to RSVP for in person or live streaming, buy tickets for our amazing giveaway, and make a donation! Attendance at Patagonia will be limited to 50 people. Directions to store. The King Street Metro stop is a 15 minute walk. There are 4 nearby parking garages.

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COVID Safety Measures: We're closely monitoring local and national COVID-19 precautions and restrictions. Please only plan to attend the event in person if you have been fully vaccinated. We are requesting attendees of this event to wear a mask for the duration of the event, except while eating or drinking. We appreciate your help with keeping this a safe event.

Note that this event will be recorded.