It’s important to remember, especially on the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, that a strong economy, healthy environment, and vibrant community are dependent on clean water, now more than ever.

Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland

On October 18, AFGE Local #704 and Save the U.S. EPA hosted an event in Cleveland, OH to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and talk about the impact of a reduced EPA budget on Cleveland’s waterways. Mike Mikulka, President of AFGE Local #704, was joined by Harriet Applegate, Executive Secretary, North Shore Federation of Labor; Jane Goodman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Restoration; Jasmine Rowan, District Director, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11)Kerry McCormack, Cleveland City Councilman (Ward 3); Kirk Lang II, Executive Director, Cleveland Rowing Foundation; Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of ClevelandMatt Zone, Cleveland City Councilman (Ward 15) and President, National League of Cities; and Nicole Daily Jones, Assistant, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9).

Photo Gallery (Credit: Share the River)

Harriet Applegate, Executive Secretary, North Shore Federation of Labor

Jane Goodman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Restoration

Jasmine Rowan, District Director, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11)

 Kerry McCormack, Cleveland City Councilman (Ward 3)

Kirk Lang II, Executive Director, Cleveland Rowing Foundation

Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland

Matt Zone, Cleveland City Councilman (Ward 15) and President, National League of Cities

Nicole Daily Jones, Assistant, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9)

Mike Mikulka, AFGE 704 President