Press Release: April 2014


MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MORE INFO: SHARON DAY, smarieday@aol.com, 651-325-8077 CAMILLE GAGE, nibiwalk@gmail.com, 651-398-6028 SINGING TO THE SPIRIT OF THE RIVER Indigenous-led 981 Mile Ohio River Nibi (Water) Walk begins April 22, 2014 MEDIA AVAILABILITY Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day, 9 to 10AM Water Steps at North Shore Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, PA The rivers are the arteries of the earth and they are in peril, with the Ohio River bearing the dubious distinction of being the most polluted waterway in North America.*  Once beautiful and free flowing, the Ohio is now misshapen by 20 dams and made toxic from coal mining, agricultural runoff, chemical spills, and fracking waste. The recent coal slurry spills and the chemical spills at Elk River, which feeds into the Ohio, are merely the latest chapter in the ongoing plight of the River and the people who live near her shores. Despite growing environmental awareness …

Link for the GPS track of the Ohio River Water Walk


Please use the link below to have a more exact idea of where the water walkers are on any given day. If you are planning on walking, please see Sharon Day’s guide for volunteer walkers in our facebook group: Mississippi River Water Walk 2013 The link below will take you to our shared GPS page, which tracks the exact location of our walkers: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0oaqcs5BLymRDvfAGiECgJRMjiA8qqps8