We can’t take clean water for granted. Pollution from farms, development, and wastewater has impaired many of our waterways, some of which no longer meet basic water quality standards. In 2015 the Legislature made headway to protect water quality with the passage of Act 64 but they have yet to provide ongoing, sustainable funding to secure clean water for the future. Without adequate short and long-term funding, pollution will continue to undermine our public health, economic vitality, and cultural identity.
Please join us for Vermont Clean Water Day on Thursday, February 22 in Montpelier from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to celebrate lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands, and call on lawmakers to invest in cleaning up and protecting our waterways. We will help you set up a meeting with your lawmakers and provide training on how you can share your perspective on water protection.
10:00 AM - Meet at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier for an overview of current issues and guidance on how to contact legislators.
11:15 AM - March to the Vermont State House with fellow clean water advocates for a press event and meetings with lawmakers.
3:00 PM - Wrap up the day of activism with a reception at the State House.
Clean Water Day 2018 is co-sponsored by: Lake Champlain Committee, Connecticut River Conservancy, Conservation Law Foundation, Lake Champlain International, The Nature Conservancy of VT, Sierra Club VT, Vermont Clean Water Network, Vermont Conservation Voters, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Watersheds United Vermont.