Copied from All Hands on Deck, a non-partisan group that provides support for legislation, regulations, and funding based on independent unbiased science to sustain the health of the world’s water resources by providing an annual event and actions to celebrate our waters and unite new advocates to the cause until water is non-politicized and non-monetized.
All Hands on Deck to Protect the Great Lakes
Events are taking place all around the Great Lakes, with several right here in Chicagoland. Click here for details. Drop me a note if you want to know more about the Evanston event, which I plan to attend, but is listed as private. Some sites may host a related beach cleanup on the 7/3 as well. Contact your local organizer for details. Contact the organization if you’d like to “captain” an event in your area.
Communities all along Great Lakes shores are busy planning to link hands and boats in ALL HANDS ON DECK, at 9 AM Central on July 3, 2017, to raise awareness of the need to protect the waters everyone loves. The event focuses on something everyone can agree on: the need for protecting the Great Lakes to keep them healthy.
Whether on a beach, a boardwalk, a marine channel, or any other location, all locations for All Hands On Deck represents common ground that extends beyond political and geographical boundaries. In every area, the Great Lakes are essential to the environment, economy, and everyone’s way of life. The event is a way to come together in a unique, unified expression of concern on behalf of a precious resource that needs continuing attention and support – funding, regulations, and research – to sustain long-term vitality.
We will link hands on the beach and link boats on the water along the shorelines in communities in every Great Lakes state and Canada. Representatives and press from local communities are invited to witness and document our solidarity about our water. Check in begins at 8:00 EDT. Bring a blue marble and wear a blue, green, or AHOD Logo shirt!