Afton Clean Water Celebration

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June 25, 2011 at 2:00 AM until 4:00 AM

Event Description

June 23, 2011 Updated Jun 23, 2011 at 3:04 PM EDT

Afton Hosts Clean Water Celebration

Folk singer Joni Mitchell reminds us that, most often, “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” On Saturday, June 25th, people around Afton will heed her warning and come together to celebrate the past, present and future of our Susquehanna River watershed. At 2p.m. people will gather in Foster Park (where NY Route 41 crosses the Susquehanna River) to hear speakers, share music, visit information tables, buy bake sale goodies and enjoy the coming of summer. Patrick McElligott will speak on the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy’s perspective on water and rivers. Afton historian Charles Decker will relate the history of the River. Women’s Water Watch organizer Annette Pfananstiel will speak on Our True Wealth.

Attendees are asked to wear something blue, and to bring a bottle of their own pure tap water for a ceremony. Music is provided by Steve Eisenberg, Kathy Shimberg and friends. The event is sponsored by Afton Gas Impacts Committee.

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