Last week Save the Dunes staff and our team of volunteer advocates traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby for Great Lakes Day! We joined over 100 Great Lakes advocates from all 8 Great Lakes states, united in urging our members of Congress to continue their support for federal investments to protect the ecology, drinking water, public health, jobs, and quality of life for the millions of people in our region.
We met with Congressman Mrvan and Congressman Yakym, as well as the offices of Senator Braun and Senator Young. We are grateful for everyone’s time and for the good conversations we had.
Our team promoted a policy agenda developed by the Healing our Waters Great Lakes Coalition that asked Congress to:
Our sincerest thanks to the entire team of advocates, which included Harshini Ratnayaka of Save the Dunes, Katie Hobgood of Save the Dunes, Dylan Hollingsworth of Save the Dunes, Nancy Moldenhauer of Save the Dunes, Tim Koenning of National Parks Conservation Association, and Kimmie Gordon of Brown Faces Green Spaces. We had a very successful couple of days lobbying with our Indiana Representatives, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow these relationships to advocate for bipartisan cooperation when it comes to the Great Lakes!