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Riverkeeper Makes an Impact on Earth Day

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Turn out and tune in to support Riverkeeper during this important week!

Riverkeeper is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with involvement in several major awareness projects that bring attention to the importance of clean water.

Mayor Bloomberg and Earth Day New York Events:

Riverkeeper President Alex Matthiessen will speak at Earth Day New York’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in Times Square on Thursday, April 22, along with Mayor Bloomberg, Matthew Modine and other notable environmental leaders. The celebration, hosted in partnership with The City of New York, will run from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will be attended by a live audience and experienced by millions via television broadcast, online coverage, and social networking media. Make sure to stop by the Riverkeeper educational and membership table and while you are there take the Tap Water Challenge!

Riverkeeper will also be at Grand Central’s annual Earth Day Festival Outdoors on Vanderbilt Avenue, Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. We look forward to seeing you there and again will be offering the Tap Water Challenge. Come out and support our Earth and Riverkeeper!

Channel THIRTEEN/WNET.ORG Fragile Waterways:

Riverkeeper is featured in the THIRTEEN/WNET.ORG Earth Day Film, Fragile Waterways, part of the network’s Earth Day Film Line-Up, airing on PBS Channel 13 on Thursday, April 22, at 8:00 p.m. Our very own Patrol Boat Operator John Lipscomb and Chief Investigator & Staff Attorney Josh Verleun are filmed aboard the Riverkeeper boat during a patrol of the Gowanus Canal.

Whole Foods screening of the film TAPPED:

Whole Foods Market is sponsoring a film series in conjunction with the launch of a national program “Let’s Retake Our Plates,” in celebration of Earth Month and in recognition of the stories being told through film about our food system, sustainability, and the changes we need to make for the sake of our environment. TAPPED, a part of the film series, is being screened in NYC, and is a behind-the-scenes look into the bottled water industry, from the plastic production to the ocean where so many of these bottles end up. Whole Foods has chosen Riverkeeper as its non-profit partner to receive the proceeds from the ticket sales to this event.

We will host a table with information about Riverkeeper and the work we are doing to protect NY’s drinking water and the Hudson River at the screening taking place Thursday, April 22 at Landmark Sunshine Cinemas in NYC at 7:00 p.m., with a 6:00 p.m. bottle exchange taking place in front of the theater. We’ll also be conducting our Tap Water Challenge at the event. Ticket price is $10, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Riverkeeper.

So, turn out and tune in to support Riverkeeper during this important week!
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