Aug. 14 event promotes clean water and safe communities

 

Citizens Acting for Rail Safety and the Milwaukee Riverkeeper present the “Converge at the Confluence” parade and paddle event, showing support for clean water and safe communities. The event takes place Aug. 14 at 3 p.m.

The event begins with a parade on the Milwaukee RiverWalk starting at E. Chicago St. in the Third Ward. “Converge at the Confluence” also includes a guided river paddle and a program and celebration of clean water advocates.

Citizens Acting for Rail Safety is a grassroots citizens’ organization working for the health, safety, and quality of life of communities threatened by rail. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization working for swimmable, fishable rivers.

 “After decades of clean water efforts, crude oil train traffic — an ill-advised pipeline on rails snaking through Milwaukee — threatens our water, our health and our safety,” Citizens Acting for Rail Safety said in a prepared statement. “Highly volatile oil + unsafe tank cars + lack of transparency + inadequate government regulations = danger for our communities.”

For more information, including registration, visit 2016converge.eventbrite.com.

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