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March 30: Lobby for the Rivers Day!

Dawn mist on Sudbury River. Photograph by Rob Houghton - All Rights Reserved © -

Dawn mist on Sudbury River. Photograph by Rob Houghton – All Rights Reserved © –

The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance invites you to participate in the first-ever Lobby for the Rivers Day, on Thursday, March 30th at 11 am, at the State House in Boston. With a new administration in Washington weakening river protection, and news of water disasters around the country, our rivers desperately need our help. One critically important, positive action we can take is to protect our rivers at the state level. The strength of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance is in you, our members – let’s show that Massachusetts cares about its water!  Please join us at the State House to ask our legislators to:

  1. Support legislation to improve river health around the state,

  2. Strengthen the budgets for environmental agencies that protect rivers, and

  3. Show our legislators there’s a strong, vocal constituency for rivers! Who should come?

  4. Massachusetts Rivers Alliance 65 organizational members – your staff, board, members and volunteers

  5. Massachusetts Rivers Alliance board members, individual members and friends

How you can participate: Now: Let us know you’re coming. Register here by Wednesday, March 22nd at 5 pm. One week before Lobby for the Rivers Day: We’ll email you informational materials. March 30th, Lobby for the Rivers Day: 11:00 am: Meet at the State House, Room 350. We will provide a brief training and we will share talking points for relevant bills and water-related budget items. We will also hear from the event’s legislative co-sponsors, Rep. Carolyn Dykema and Sen. Jamie Eldridge. Noon – 3:00 pm (or until done): Meet with your state senators and representatives and/or their aides to make the case for stronger protections and investments in our waterways. Noon – 4pm: Debrief & snacks at 14 Beacon Street, First Floor Conference Room. Questions? Call Gabby Queenan, Policy Specialist for Mass Rivers at (857) 445-0208.

Thank you to Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) for co-sponsoring this event.

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