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Thursday, October 27, 2011
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

EcoWatch taking Cleveland, grass-roots progressives national

Join Cleveland-based EcoWatch and Waterkeeper Alliance as they announce the launch of their national news service. The event will feature brief remarks from Mayor Frank Jackson, John Mitterholzer senior program officer, the George Gund Foundation, and Kathy Hallissey from the Cleveland Foundation. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will deliver the keynote address.

In addition to celebrating the launch of the national website, we?ll highlight the role the Cuyahoga River played in the passage of the Clean Water Act and the birth of the grassroots environmental movement in the U. S. Plug in to the latest on water advocacy and stewardship, public access to our waterways, human-powered recreation on the water, collaboration on solution-based projects and Cleveland?s commitment to sustainability. Immediately following the public event, participants can enjoy watching rowing, kayaking and paddle boarding on the river and tour River gate Park, home to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation.

Background: EcoWatch, in partnership with Water keeper Alliance, is expanding its services nationally by launching a twenty-four-seven news service that works to unite the voice of the grassroots environmental movement and mobilize millions of Americans to take an active role in their democracy to protect human health and the environment. The website?www.ecowatch.org?goes live the morning of Oct. 27.

The website will feature aggregated content from more than 700 grassroots environmental organizations in the U.S. and original content, Insights, from national leaders in the environmental movement, including advisory board members?Ed Begley, Jr., Lester Brown, Paul Hawken, Randy Hayes, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Phil Radford and Harvey Wasserman?that will generate dialogue on the most important issues of the day.

Join Cleveland-based EcoWatch and Waterkeeper Alliance as they announce the launch of their national news service. The event will feature brief remarks from Mayor Frank Jackson, John Mitterholzer senior program officer, the George Gund Foundation, and Kathy Hallissey from the Cleveland Foundation. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will deliver the keynote address. In addition to celebrating the launch of the national website, we?ll highlight the role the Cuyahoga River played in the passage of the Clean Water Act and the birth of the grassroots environmental movement in the U. S. Plug in to the latest on water advocacy and stewardship, public access to our waterways, human-powered recreation on the water, collaboration on solution-based projects and Cleveland?s commitment to sustainability. Immediately following the public event, participants can enjoy watching rowing, kayaking and paddle boarding on the river and tour River gate Park, home to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation. Background: EcoWatch, in partnership with Water keeper Alliance, is expanding its services nationally by launching a twenty-four-seven news service that works to unite the voice of the grassroots environmental movement and mobilize millions of Americans to take an active role in their democracy to protect human health and the environment. The website?www.ecowatch.org?goes live the morning of Oct. 27. The website will feature aggregated content from more than 700 grassroots environmental organizations in the U.S. and original content, Insights, from national leaders in the environmental movement, including advisory board members?Ed Begley, Jr., Lester Brown, Paul Hawken, Randy Hayes, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Phil Radford and Harvey Wasserman?that will generate dialogue on the most important issues of the day.

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