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Title: News Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                     CONTACT:

04/16/05                                                                   Leigh Fifelski, Community Organizer (248) 435-5277 (248) 321-4579 Cell


Earth Day Puts Spotlight on Water Issues in Michigan

Neighbors Unite to Say, “Love our Lakes, Love our Lawns”



Troy, MI —Whether you’re liberal or conservative, evangelical or agnostic, all Michiganders can agree on one thing: we need to clean up our polluted water.  That’s why neighbors are coming together this Earth Day for an Earth Day Celebration and Day of Action to urge their community to take the steps necessary to stop the assault on Michigan’s Lakes and Rivers.  35 years of environmental progress have shown that it is possible to clean up our air and our water.  No issue demonstrates local concerns more clearly than water pollution, especially with the Great Lakes surrounding Michigan.  Sierra Club volunteers want their lakes to be free of pollution created by sewage overflows, factory farms, coal-fired power plants, and toxins created by pesticides.   


The Sierra Club Earth Day Celebration will follow a week long effort to knock on Royal Oak, Berkley, Waterford and Rochester Hills community members’ doors to encourage them to stop using pesticides and high phosphorus fertilizers and to ask Governor Granholm to “do better,” by creating policy that protects Michigan’s lakes and the Great Lakes, a viewing of the PBS special Affluenza, and a presentation at UpDog Yoga in Rochester Hills.   


The April 23rd celebration will include live entertainment, kids’ activities, workshops, demonstrations, and fun for the whole family from 10 AM – 5 PM.  



WHO:           Concerned citizens and families from Oakland County

Leigh Fifelski, Melissa Damaschke, Sierra Club Oakland County Organizers

                      Various Environmental, farming, and gardening organizations


WHERE:     Troy Elks Club

                       1451 Big Beaver, Troy MI

                       The Elks Club is located on E. Big Beaver just east of Rochester Road


WHEN:       April 23rd, 2005

                       10 am – 5 pm


Hybrid test driving, live bands performing earth friendly songs, organic foods, live demonstrations about rain gardens, composting, and more!  Kids games outback that include large cloth balloons and lots of hands on colorful activities!  And yes, the press can play too.