Thank you for supporting my Rock to Rock ride!
On Saturday, April 21, I’ll be biking 40 miles to support The Nature Conservancy and their work to protect one of our area’s greatest natural resources: Long Island Sound. This narrow stretch of ocean along Connecticut’s coast brings $8.91 billion to the local economy and houses more than 21 million people within 50 miles of its shore.
Not long ago, pollution made many people fearful of swimming in the Sound or eating its fish. Today, water quality has improved, but new challenges loom. Stronger, more frequent storms and sea-level rise threaten coastal communities; sea grasses are disappearing; and shipping, recreation and energy uses are increasing.
The Nature Conservancy is combating these pressures in Connecticut by working to preserve coastal habitats; restore marine ecosystems; and map fish and other ocean life to pinpoint compatible areas for different activities.
I’m riding on Earth Day weekend because I want to build on the progress that the Conservancy and others have made in rescuing Long Island Sound. Please consider making a donation. And please join us at the end of the ride for a Picnic for the Planet to celebrate the role the Sound and all our lands and waters play in feeding us!
Thanks to the generosity of our team captain, all donations to Team Nature Conservancy Rocks! will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Donate today and have twice the impact!
Thank you for your support, and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think may wish to donate, too.
P.S. For more information on The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, visit http://nature.org/connecticut or http://facebook.com/CT.NatureConservancy.