DCEN Clean River Leader’s Report & Video!
By Chris Weiss, ED, DCEN
[Panel, LEFT to Right: Brent Blackwelder, Brent Bolin, Jennifer Chavez, Emily Franc, and James Foster]
DC Environmental Network:
I wish all of you had been able to join us last Thursday to hear from some of the best clean river advocates in DC.
I think we sometimes forget what talent and passion our fellow Washington Metropolitan region advocates have and bring to their jobs each day.
We had a number of organizations (and others) represented, who all play a role in clean water issues, including the DC Environmental Network, Global Green USA, Green Cross International, Earthjustice, Clean Water Action, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Potomac Riverkeeper, American Rivers, Anacostia Watershed Society, Center for Biological Diversity, City Wildlife, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, District Department of Energy & Environment, Friends of the Earth, to name a few.
It’s not as good as being in the room, but I thought I would share some special quotes, and videos, so you can spend a little time learning from some of the regions very best.
Bottom line is we have a lot of work to do to restore our rivers from past and current harms. We also need to put the plans and commitment in place, to protect our waterways, as they are threatened from the future challenges that the growth of humanity will no doubt bring our way.
Chris Weiss, DC Environmental Network
Jennifer Chavez, Earthjustice
Brent Blackwelder, Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Brent Bolin, Clean Water Action
James Foster, Anacostia Watershed Society
Emily Franc, Anacostia Riverkeeper
Hope you enjoy and are inspired by their great work on behalf of all of us.