Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2, 2015

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After the great success of last year’s Swimmable Water Weekend, Waterkeeper Alliance is working to engage even more Waterkeeper organizations across the globe in this year’s celebration, taking place July 31 – August 2, 2015.

In just a few weeks, Waterkeepers from around the world will plunge into their local bodies of water for a swim to promote the importance of clean and swimmable waterways, while educating their supporters on the most pressing issues facing local bodies of water. With the right knowledge, everyone can help their local waterways flourish.

“Waterkeeper Alliance is encouraging you to ‘go jump in a lake’ to support clean water,” said Waterkeeper Alliance executive director Marc Yaggi. “Roughly 250 local Waterkeeper organizations across the globe will plunge into rivers, bays and local watering holes to share the importance of clean and swimmable waters with their community.”

One goal is to educate the public about the most pressing issues affecting our beaches and local waterways, which keep us from achieving our goal of having clean, swimmable waters throughout our watersheds. With the right knowledge, everyone can help our local rivers and lakes flourish.

#SWIMMABLEWATER PHOTO CONTEST

This Swimmable Water Weekend, we’re asking people to post photos with the hashtag #SwimmableWater whenever they are out enjoying their local waterway. Every photo posted between July 31 and August 2, 2015 will count as one entry to win a grand prize package including a GoPro Hero, generously donated by Waterkeeper Alliance Leadership Circle members Dylan and Emmeli Bruno, a Kokatat paddle jacket, Keen sandals, and more!

Don’t forget to post photos with the hashtag #MilwaukeeRiverkeeper for anyone enjoying the Milwaukee River Basin!

Visit the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Swimmable Water Weekend’s webpage to see official rules.