Environmental Advocates from Maine to Montana to Converge on Capitol Hill for First-Ever Independent Audubons Lobby Day – February 8, 2018
MD-based Audubon Naturalist Society will lead Independent Audubons to press Congress for support for EPA Grants, the Clean Water Rule, Migratory Birds, the Chesapeake Bay, and more
For Immediate Release: January 29, 2018
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Chevy Chase, MD – Leaders of environmental conservation, preservation, stewardship, and education organizations from Maine to Montana will converge on Capitol Hill Thursday, February 8, 2018.
Known as the Independent Audubons, the leaders will press Congress on legislative and funding issues ranging from full funding for EPA grants, to protection of the Clean Water Act and reinstatement of the Clean Water Rule, to protection of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which inspired the founding of each Audubon. Also on the agenda is full funding for regional initiatives in land conservation and habitat restoration, such as the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed, a source of drinking water for nearly 6 million people in the DC metropolitan region.
Lobby Day is organized by Lisa Alexander, Executive Director of the Audubon Naturalist Society, representing members in the DC metropolitan area, and founded in 1897.
Continuing and emerging threats to the lands, waterways, and wildlife habitats of our nation make this first-ever Independent Audubons Lobby Day a significant development in the environmental movement. Details to come on meetings with congressional representatives, along with stories about the major progress that Independent Audubons across America have pioneered.
About ANS: ANS is the oldest, independent environmental organization in the DMV. Throughout its history, ANS has played a pivotal role in conserving our region’s iconic natural places from development including the C&O Canal, Dyke Marsh and, most recently, Ten Mile Creek. Past ANS member and board president, Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, is credited with launching the now global environmental movement. ANS’s nature experts provide hundreds of opportunities each year for children and adults to enjoy, learn about, and protect the environment.