Clean Water Network Announces Clean Water Proclamation
Campaign-- Sign up to Participate Today!
Today the Clean Water Network is launching an important
component of our 30th anniversary campaign-- the City
Clean Water Proclamation Campaign. The campaign empowers
your organization, your community and your local government
to use the Clean Water Act to protect your precious waters
and to revitalize them as you rejuvenate your neighborhood.
The goal of the Network's campaign is to get 100 cities
nationwide to take a public stand for clean water by
signing onto a clean water proclamation, and making specific
commitments to achieve clean water. The proclamation
puts your city or local government on record as supporting
clean water. It also gives your organization a positive,
pro-active opportunity to work with your local government
to recommit to the Clean Water Act on its 30th anniversary.
We encourage you to ask your city council or local government
to flesh out their commitment by declaring actions they
will take to prove their clean water promise is real.
On September 18, 2002, we will hold a series of press
events across the country with our local governments
announcing the proclamation, announcing October 18 as
Clean Water Act Day, and announcing the city's new clean
1.) Visit the Network's web site at for a sample proclamation
and ways you can use the proclamation to work with your
city council or local government to recommit to the goals
of the Clean Water Act. Go to http://www.cwn.org/docs/30thanniversary/city_clean_water_proclamation_ca.htm
2.) Contact Ami Grace at email@example.com
or 202-289-2421 if you would like to take part in the
campaign. You can also e-mail us from the web link above.
We will make sure Network members within the same state
are coordinated. We will also be holding conference calls
this spring to help Network members share strategies
3.) Please get your city to commit to releasing the proclamation
and to identify what pro-active clean water goal it will
be committing to by July. We will be providing sample
press materials and such this summer in preparation for
the 100 press releases on September 18.
*Note: While we are calling this the City Clean Water
Proclamation Campaign, we realize municipalities and
counties may be your focus as well. That's fine-- we
just want to get local government commitment.