Help protect New York City’s water supply! I received an email from Alicia Mehl, the vice chairperson of NYH20, about her group and a fundraiser to support their work happening this Thursday, September 24th. She writes:
Our organization is puting up a small but mighty fight to inform all New Yorkers about the imminent effect hydraulic gas drilling upstate will have on our water supply, and working toward getting legislation sponsored that would keep us from being tethered to bottled water permanently.
We were privileged to be welcomed by over 20 community boards in NYC, all of whom have adopted resolutions asking for either a complete ban on hydraulic gas drilling in New York State, or at the very least, in and around our watersheds. CB2 was one of the first, and certainly the most vocal and supportive regarding the issue.
The Fundraiser for NYH2O is Thursday, September 24th on the Frying Pan, that famous barge at Pier 66, 26th Street and Hudson River Park (formerly considered – the Hudson River), from 6-10 p.m. The event is to raise funds to help them continue their work to protect New York’s drinking water from the imminent threat of natural gas drilling. Tickets are $65 and include one hour of open beer and wine bar from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (After that, cash bar!)
To purchase a ticket, click here.
To learn more about NYH2O’s work and to get involved, go here.