Media Advisory from the Sierra Club Water Sentinels Project
Tuesday, July 30, 2002 Contact: Rita Jack or Dan Farough
For Immediate Release 517-484-2372
SIERRA CLUB TO TAKE MATTER INTO OWN HANDS
AS RESULT OF STATE FAILURE TO MONITOR WATER
AROUND FACTORY FARMS
Volunteer “Water Sentinels” Will Begin Monitoring Water Quality Downstream of Animal Factories
What: In light of the State of Michigan’s failure to proactively monitor water quality as promised in January 2002 in streams surrounding animal factories, the Sierra Club and impacted residents near Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations will spearhead their own volunteer water monitoring program. Monitoring to begin in hotspots around the State and expand.
When: Tuesday July 30, 2002 at 10:00AM
Where: East steps of the State Capital, Lansing, Michigan
Who: Sierra Club, Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan, impacted residents, “Water Sentinel” volunteers
Excellent Visuals: Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers in Full-Monitoring Regalia
Water Sentinels Project Director
Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club
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