Event: Water – New England’s Next Big Challenge, March 29, 2019

At this conference, organized by the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, we’ll talk about all things water.

Mark your calendars!

March 29, 2019
Needles Lodge at Camp Kiwanee, Hanson MA

Water. We can’t live without it and we need to protect it. There are lots of little things we can do individually to help do that. We can reduce our use by installing more efficient products in our home. We can use outdoor chemicals responsibly to reduce polluted runoff. We can also participate in cleanups, among many other actions. All of these small changes are important and can add up to a big difference if enough of us do them.

But one way to make broader change is through the development and implementation of good policy. For example, we could support state funding for dam removal programs to restore our rivers and streams to a more natural state. We could support legislation to implement more efficient statewide drought management. And we can regularly engage our elected officials around water to make sure its protection is a priority for them. In short, we can all be advocates for good water policy.

Some people are reluctant to get involved in advocacy work because they feel they don’t know enough about the topic. I promise, you do not need to be an expert to be an effective advocate. You simply need to have a good story about why water is important to you. But if you do want to learn more, I’d like to invite you to attend Water-New England’s Next Big Challenge on March 29, 2019.

Needles Lodge at Camp Kiwanee, Hanson MA

At this conference, organized by the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, we’ll discuss water conservation, water pollution and how to reach out to other people (including those elected officials) to get them involved in protecting this vital resource.

Join me and learn from others who are just as passionate about water as you are! And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at snyder@neponset.org.

Kerry Snyder, Advocacy Director, Oct. 2018

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