More than 150 people rallied June 5 in Dover to urge Gov. John Carney and the state legislature to find a dedicated and sustainable funding stream for clean water at the fourth annual Clean Water Rally.

After gathering outside of Legislative Hall, citizen advocates met with their local legislators to explain why sustainable clean water funding is critical to Delaware. Advocates unable to meet with their legislators delivered letters supporting clean water funding.

The rally’s agenda included speeches from water quality leaders including Michele Roberts, national co-director of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform; Sen. Bryan Townsend, a champion for clean water funding in Delaware’s State Senate; and Aimee Isaac, of Action Together Delaware.

The rally, which is part of the Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice campaign, celebrated the essential role water plays in citizens’ everyday lives and included food from Natalie’s Fine Food Truck, more than 20 exhibitors and family activities.

The rally’s sponsors included The Williams Law Firm; Dogfish Head Brewery; the National Wildlife Federation; Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed; the Choose Clean Water Coalition; DRPR Strategies; Pennoni; National Parks Conservation Association; Inland Bays Foundation; Tidewater Utilities; Duffield Associates; and Blue Blaze Associates.

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