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CAPITAL BIKESHARE BIKESCWN is thrilled to report that Capitol Bikeshare will be partnering with CWN on our Earth Day event!  Capital Bikeshare puts over 1,200 bicycles in circulation in the DC metro area and has 140 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.  Starbucks will also be contributing to the Earth Day event as is Restaurant Nora, one of the country's first certified organic restaurants, it is also the one of the most elegant.  Opened in 1979 it is a Washington DC institution.   We are also excited to announce that Bodhisattva School of Yoga in DC will offer a free yoga class at the Earth Day event.


Our Earth Day event is scheduled to take place at the Earth Conservation Corps Historic Pump House Offices at Diamond Teague Park, 1st and Potomac Ave. SE Washington DC. At the April 22nd Earth Day event, from 3:30 pm- 7:00 pm. If you are interested in renting a table to distribute information or wish to become an official partner in the campaign please email 

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(2)  Power of Water Campaign Calendar: Get your clean water events posted on CWN's NEW GOOGLE CALENDAR. Click HERE to see the work in progress calendar. Please send information about your upcoming events, conferences, seminars etc. to 


(3) The WHO'S WHO OF CLEAN WATER: Clean Water Network's comprehensive directory, is being updated in time for our Earth Day celebration! Thanks to everyone who has sent us updated information.  To access the work in progress directory and to check to see if your group's information is updated please click here: Contact Arabelle for more information on how to get listed in the directory at 


To get more information on being a formal campaign partner and about signing Clean Water Network's Power of Water public support statement please click HERE.  
To Donate to the campaign please click HERE.


Thanks in advance for your support!
Natalie U. Roy
Executive Director


News Updates and Member spotlight follow below.
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February 6th 2012
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  • Check out the article, America's Trillion Dollar Leaky-Pipe Bill, reporting on a recent study by CWN Board member group American Rivers, Ceres and the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread. This report calls for a government-funded infrastructure bank that leverages private capital to bring the U.S. Water system into the 21st century:  If you are interested in Water Infrastructure issues please consider joining CWN's Wet Weather Workgroup. Contact Workgroup Co-Chair for more information.  
  • More on Green Infrastructure: CWN Board member group NRDC just released a major report entitled, "Financing Stormwater Retrofits in Philadelphia and beyond", detailing the problem of urban stormwater runoff and the promise of green infrastructure.The report outlines financing options for cities that employ a combination of hefty stormwater fees and substantial fee credits.The report focuses on the City Of Philadelphia's program in detail and includes recommendations. Philadelphia encourages property owners to install green infrastructure techniques with a stormwater billing structure that includes a significant credit (up to nearly 100 percent) for non-residential owners if they manage to keep the first inch of rainfall on their property rather than letting it runoff into the drain. To access the report click HERE.
  • Northeast-Midwest Institute''s "Mississippi River Basin Water Resource News for the Week" has hit the virtual newsstand!  This excellent update has links to 50 relevant news, science and policy articles, coverage of upcoming Senate Farm Bill hearings and a controversial River-related Senate bill, and a "Last Word" from Newport (Kentucky) Aquarium's "Paula" the penguin.  Link here: 
  • CWN Board Member organizations River Network and Waterkeeper are organizing a mega River Rally this year in Portland, Oregon. To get more information about this major May 4-7 event for watershed groups across the country and to register click on:
  • Our friends at the Water Protection Network are hosting their annual membership meeting in St. Louis this year. To check out the agenda for the March 18-20th meeting click HERE.  For more information contact George Sorvalis at 202-797-6617 or through email at
  • World Wetlands Day: In honor of World Wetlands Day last week NWF's Jan Goldman Carter's published an excellent blog entitled, "World Wetlands Day: How About A Little Respect for the Waters We Depend On?" Click here to access her article: The blog includes a link to take action and urge the Administration to restore longstanding Clean Water Act protections for our nation's wetlands, lakes and streams before they are gone.
  • Beach Grants: EPA To Provide Nearly $10 Million to Clean Up Beaches Across the Nation.The grants will help local authorities monitor beach water quality and notify the public of conditions that may be unsafe for swimming. This is the 12th year that EPA is providing beach grant funds, bringing the total amount EPA has made available to nearly $111 million.  As a result, the number of monitored beaches has more than tripled to more than 3,600 in 2010. Grant applications must be received within 60 days of publication of EPA's notice in the Federal Register. EPA expects to award the grants later this year.  For more information contact: Denise Hawkins at, 202-566-1384; EN ESPA´┐ŻOL: Lina Younes, 202-564-9924, 202-564-4355.  

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NOTE: As part of the Power of Water Campaign, CWN is regularly spotlighting the great grassroots clean water work being conducted across the country, in our news bulletins.   If you have something innovative or news worthy you want to share, have reached an important milestone or are celebrating an important anniversary, by all means tell us! Please email Briana at with all of the details. We would be delighted to report your group's news to the entire Network. 


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