In 1669, French explorer La Salle called the Ohio “la belle rivière” or “the beautiful river.” It is still beautiful. This weekend, some modern voyageurs will venture down this beautiful river to “Reconnect with [and to] advocate for the protection and enjoyment of the Ohio River…”
Keep Protecting the Beautiful River
We at KWA are concerned about the recent proposal by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) to end their pollution control standards program. We believe that setting baseline standards for the river is essential. If you want more details, we recommend this article.
KWA has joined our friends at the National Wildlife Federation to voice our request to all basin governors, who appoint the ORSANCO commissioners, to Uphold Clean Water Protection for Ohio River. Next week, the Commission will meet to discuss the proposal and we want them to know the river needs protection.
What You Can Do
You don’t need to paddle from Cincinnati to Louisville to advocate for the Ohio, although it’d be a lot cooler if you did. You just need to click the following links to send your message of support for continued water quality protection.
- ORSANCO comment email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin
- Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton (also an ORSANCO commissioner)
Thanks for caring about Kentucky waterways!