The Hard-Edged Advocacy of Our DC Riverkeepers!
The DC Environmental Network Invites All Metro-Based Environmentalists to Our Monthly Brown-Bag Discussion:
- Mike Bolinder, Anacostia Riverkeeper (Invited)
- Matt Logan, Potomac Riverkeeper
- Ed Merrifield, Potomac Riverkeeper (Emeritus)
- Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network
On February 7th at Noon, join the DC Environmental Network (DCEN) for our monthly networking opportunity. We will focus our presentations and discussion on the work of our very own DC Riverkeepers to protect water quality and stand up to large-scale polluters in the District and Metro Washington region. We will also be introducing the new Potomac Riverkeeper, Matt Logan, and honoring Ed Merrifield, Potomac Riverkeeper Emeritus. Our discussion will occur at the offices of the DC Environmental Network/Global Green, 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor. All are welcome!
Come show your support for meaningful advocacy on behalf of the Potomac River, Anacostia River and Rock Creek. RSVP BELOW!
Over the years the DCEN has participated in many advocacy campaigns with the goal of restoring area rivers by defending the Clean Water Act, promoting new river protection policies and generally representing the interests of our river resources in our nation's capital city. In the last few decades, it has sometimes become necessary for organizations like Earthjustice, DCEN, Friends of the Earth and our local Riverkeepers (and others) to engage in more aggressive strategies to protect our rivers from harmful actions by government and other large-scale polluters. When these moments have materialized it has often been the Potomac and Anacostia Riverkeeper's who have been the first to engage and take action. Our local Riverkeeper's have also been willing, and are often the first to consider, the use of litigation (sometimes in partnership with other organizations) to achieve important goals. It has been clear, over the last few decades, that the only way to get the attention of government and others who would pollute our rivers or put barriers in front of river restoration efforts, is for some organizations to take the extra step and lead efforts, which sometimes means litigation, to defend our rivers. The Anacostia Riverkeeper and Potomac Riverkeeper have been that organization time and again. It is also clear that all of us who work each day on restoring area rivers have benefited when other organizations, like the Riverkeepers, have been willing to engage in hard-edged advocacy...it has made all of our work that much more effective.
Come show your support for the hard advocacy that helps make all things possible for DC rivers. RSVP BELOW!
Event LocationOffices of DCEN/Global Green USA
1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Near Farragut North & McPherson Square Metro stops.
The registration deadline for this event has passed.