Those of you that know us know our passion for the environment. We are laying our tools down for Earth Day - Our message is that important!
With the fast-paced rise in population and increasing development that has moved into the Merrimack Valley lately there has been a critical increase in waterway pollution, severe encroachment of the surrounding watershed as well as an overwhelming surge in the number of needles we find related to the opioid crisis! We have been on the river for 13 years now protecting the drinking water of 600,000 people and it has become an even more herculean chore than in the past. We need your help more than ever!
To that end we ask you to join Clean River Project for a peaceful Earth Day rally to raise awareness of the need to make investments in a clean Merrimack River. This event is free and open to the public.
Since the start of the Clean River Project in 2005, the banks of the Merrimack Valley have gone from being totally covered with debris to be the beautiful beaches they once were over 100 years ago. The wildlife is returning as well!
However, this important work requires investments from state and local governments. The purpose of this event is to show our community that we are passionate about a clean river and inspire legislative action.
Guest Moderator: Rocky Morrison, Clean River Project
Rusty Russell – Merrimack River Watershed Council
Justin Damon – Shawsheen River Watershed
Asia Scudder - Waterkeepers Alliance - Amesbury
Ground Works Lawrence – Spicket River
Massachusetts Rivers Alliance
Destination Imagination Groveland
More invites to come!
Join us with a smile and a positive attitude to engage in some intelligent conversation on the environment. Be a part of the grassroots movement and help us affect change.
All of us have a shared responsibility to the river and its cleanliness. Whether we use it or not, our children will inherit the condition we leave it in. Let’s leave them something to be proud of; that they can enjoy in all its pristine splendor the way nature meant!