NEW BEDFORD — Local environmental advocacy group Hands Across the River Coalition, Inc. will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Millicent Library in Fairhaven.
Meetings ordinarily are held on the last Wednesday of each month but Oct. 31 is Halloween.
The meetings are open to the public and those attending should use the Walnut Street entrance on lower level.
Hands Across the River Coalition, Inc. advocates for the safe cleanup of New Bedford Harbor and other contaminated sites in the Greater New Bedford area. The group provides information about the detrimental health effects caused by toxic chemicals such as PCBs, DIOXIN, mercury, lead and others. HARC was formed in anticipation of the cleanup of contamination in the Acushnet River.
HARC’s primary goal is to ensure the health-conscious clean up of the Acushnet River which runs through New Bedford Harbor into Buzzards Bay, to monitor and advocate for the total preservation of said body of water and shoreline, educate the community about the health effects of toxic chemicals in our environment, to obtain environmental justice for generations now and in the future and to ensure a quality environment, forever, through its efforts.
For more information, contact Karen Vilandry, HARC president (508) 951-1184 firstname.lastname@example.org