Saturday, July 14
Morgan Outdoors is excited to host Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, for a discussion and signing of her book The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment.
Wes Gillingham, Associate Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, will introduce Maya.
Maya is a veteran environmentalist and licensed attorney who joined the Delaware Riverkeeper Network in 1994 as executive director and since 1996 has served as the Delaware Riverkeeper, championing the rights of people to a free-flowing, clean, and healthy Delaware River and its tributary streams.
“In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces. The solution”, argues van Rossum in her book, “is to bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority: our state and federal constitutions.”
Van Rossum is currently advancing The Green Amendment movement, seeking to inspire and secure constitutional protection for environmental rights across the nation. The Green Amendment includes a powerful foreword authored by Mark Ruffalo.
The book will be for sale and a BOOK SIGNING will immediately follow the program.
Maya grew up in the Delaware River watershed, playing in Ithan Creek, a tributary to the Darby, which is a tributary to the Delaware. After law school she returned to the Delaware River watershed to take on the role of fighting to protect it, along with each and every tributary stream including her beloved Ithan Creek.
RSVPs required. Simply call (845) 439 5507 or send an email to [email protected]. Thanks!