Clean Rivers Action Day 2 13 13
A Special Invitation to DC Residents and Environmentalists to Take Personal Action to Support Clean Rivers:
It's time again for all of us who are tired of having polluted rivers cut through our neighborhoods to tell Mayor Gray and the District of Columbia Council that we want clean rivers now. We cannot have another decade of elected officials standing on the edge of our riverbanks, pretending to prioritize restoration, while at the same time undermining important initiatives that would do just that. We have in our grasp the tools to start making this happen.
We need to urge the Mayor and Council to do the following:
- Finish Promulgating Meaningful, Strong Stormwater Regulations: Last November the Natural Resources Defense Council, joined by the Anacostia Watershed Society, Audubon Naturalist Society, DC Environmental Network and others, submitted comments to Mayor Gray outlining what it would take to have meaningful stormwater regulations and as stated in the comments, "improve the health of District water bodies, provide social and economic benefits to local residents, and green our nation’s capital." In order to show a true commitment to river restoration and Mayor Gray's Sustainable DC initiative the District needs to support these comments and finish promulgating meaningful, strong stormwater regulations.
- Finish Promulgating Important and Long-Overdue Wetlands Regulations: Last September, Earthjustice and the DC Environmental Network, applauded the District in comments for "the proactive efforts by the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) Water Quality Division to regulate and prevent harm to wetlands in the District of Columbia." It has taken years, possibly almost a decade, to finally get to the point where meaningful wetlands regulations are possible. These regulations are now threatened by the efforts of high paid lobbyist and business interests who have strong connections to the Gray Administration. The Mayor and Council need to wholeheartedly get behind these long overdue regulations.
What can I do to convince the Mayor and Council to support clean rivers in our nation's capital city?
Sign-up to join us on February 13th at 10:00 AM, at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 504), for the DC Environmental Network's first Clean River's Action Day of 2013. We will meet in the offices of our clean water champion, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, to present him with our views and urge him to tell the Mayor to pass meaningful stormwater and wetlands regulations. We will then break up into smaller groups and take our message to the other DC Council offices and finally share our message with a representative of the Gray administration.
Let's help the Mayor and Council make a real commitment to a sustainable District of Columbia. All are welcome.
Event LocationJohn A Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20004
Near Metro Center Station
The registration deadline for this event has passed.