Harrisburg: 2nd Annual Susquehanna River Rally

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Where: City Island, Harrisburg, PA (Beach House area)

Description: The Choose Clean Water Coalition and other partners will hold the 2nd Annual Susquehanna River Rally on June 9 in Harrisburg to call attention to environmental budget issues from 1:00 to 3:30 on City Island.

Heading into budget negotiations, Pennsylvania’s waterways need a strong, unified voice to speak up and remind state legislators that the core funding supporting our state resource agencies’ clean water programs cannot afford cuts.

Now is the time to invest more in Pennsylvania’s waterways, not less.

In Pennsylvania, we have world class trout streams, thrilling white water, and tranquil creeks that provide respite, recreation, and wonderful memories for so many of us. Yet, our waterways and drinking water are severely threatened.

19,000 miles of Pennsylvania’s waterways are classified as unfit for fishing, swimming, safe play for children and pets, and in many cases for sustaining life of native aquatic species.

With failing infrastructure, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation – behind Texas and Florida- for most reported drinking water safety violations. This is unacceptable.

Join the Susquehanna River Rally to raise your voice, your rally signs, and your paddles high with the Pennsylvania Capitol as our backdrop to hold our legislature accountable to addressing our clean water crisis. Everyone is invited, so bring your friends! You are encouraged to bring your own kayak or canoe if you have one, to wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing, and to bring a reusable water bottle.

We will celebrate the mighty Susquehanna River and leverage its location and abundance to remind our legislators that clean water in Pennsylvania must be a priority.

Click Here to watch highlights from last year’s River Rally.

Other partners include the National Parks Conservation Association, PennFuture, Sierra Club - PA Chapter, and the Susquehanna River Trails Association.

Contact: QUESTIONS? Reach out to Pennsylvania & Delaware Program Manager, Amanda John Kimsey, at ajohnkimsey@npca.org.

Link: For more information and to register, visit the Susquehanna River Rally webpage.