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Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Message from the Delaware Riverkeeper

Clean Water: A Priceless Gift that Future Generations Will Thank You For


Healthy rivers are the lifeblood that sustains healthy communities. The protection of our rivers should be a top priority for us all. But rather than making the protection of our rivers a priority, there are those who would take advantage of our public waters for personal profit. They hire high-priced lawyers to find new ways around already weakened environmental laws. They hire “experts” willing to dispute established science. They tell us we must choose between the environment our children will inherit and the economy.

In truth, protected environments are an investment in a sustainable and nourishing future.  We documented this in our River Values report. We’re not stopping there; the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is working to make sure agencies charged with protecting the environment are doing their jobs. We go to court to enforce environmental laws when they don’t. And we train citizen scientists to help monitor the watershed when the agencies aren’t watching.

But we need your help. I am turning to you today to ask you to invest in the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. We need your help to raise $100,000 before the end of the year to ensure that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network remains the strong advocacy organization that the River and the communities that depend upon it need.

Your donation will give you the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting the only grassroots river advocacy organization operating throughout the 13,539 square miles of the Delaware River watershed.  Your contribution is critical to the number of threats to the River we will be able to take on as we moveinto 2012. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is a not for profit organization entitled to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.  Your generous gift will be deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Make your secure donation online at http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/join/donate.asp. Please give as generously as you can afford.

Thank you for investing in the Delaware Riverkeeper Network now so that future generations may have the priceless gift of clean water.

Maya K. van Rossum
the Delaware Riverkeeper

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