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Waterkeepers Florida Toast to Clean Water

Toast to Clean Water

Waterkeepers Florida celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a virtual "Toast to Clean Water." Waterkeepers from across the state tuned in to give their salute to their unique watersheds, highlighting victories and challenges. "Today, we celebrate 50 years since the first Earth Day" said St. Johns Riverkeeper & Waterkeepers Florida Board Chair, Lisa Rinaman. The first Earth Day "laid the foundation for the Clean Water Act that provides us as citizens the opportunity to protect our waters for today and for future generations." The "Toast to Clean Water" concluded with a special performance by members of the Flathead Stringband. "On April 22, 1970 millions of people took to the streets to call for greater protections for our planet," said Jen Lomberk - Matanzas Riverkeeper and Waterkeepers Florida Vice Chair, "this Earth Day, even though we can't literally take to the streets, we can still unite [...] to work together for a healthier planet." From all of us at Waterkeepers Florida, Happy Earth Day! Watch the full toast: