Time for Action!
With your help, the effort to restore the Great Lakes has made significant progress in the past year, which is why it is more important now than ever to attend Great Lakes Day, February 23-24 in Washington, D.C.!
In 2009 Great Lakes advocates helped secure huge victories for the Great Lakes, including an investment of over $1 billion to repair aging sewers and restore habitat in the economic recovery package and an historic $475 million for the new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative aimed at restoring habitat, cleaning up toxic pollution and confronting invasive species.
These accomplishments are significant. But our work is not done. We must make sure that decision-makers in Washington, D.C., continue to follow through on Great Lakes restoration promises. Your presence at Great Lakes Day 2010 will help us to do just that.
This February 23 – 24, over 100 conservationists will descend on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to support Great Lakes restoration and economic recovery as part of the Healing Our Waters®-Great Lakes Coalition’s Great Lakes Day 2010.
We invite you to join us, to meet with your elected officials, share your successes and play a role in directing Great Lakes restoration dollars to where they will do the most good, so that our nation’s investment in Great Lakes restoration continues to benefit the lakes, and the millions of people who depend on them for their jobs, drinking water and way of life.
At Great Lakes Day, you will be briefed on critical issues facing the Great Lakes, attend training sessions to become a more effective advocate, and urge members of congress to support Great Lakes restoration. Your participation is vital in showing Congress and the Obama Administration that with their continued support the Great Lakes can be restored.
Hotel accommodations and scholarships are available. To learn more about the HOW Coalition’s Great Lakes Day 2010 and to register online, visit: http://healthylakes.org/2010-great-lakes-day-registration.
Take advantage of this opportunity to influence the future of our Great Lakes. Please feel free to pass along this message to other Great Lakes supporters who also may be interested in attending Great Lakes Day February 23-24 in Washington, D.C.
The Time for Action is now! Join us in Washington in February.