MEDIA ADVISORY: The Nature Conservancy Marches for Science

As a Sponsoring Partner for the March for Science in New York City


New York, NY | April 19, 2017

The Nature Conservancy is a sponsoring partner for the March for Science in New York City on Earth Day - April 22nd. Bill Ulfelder, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in New York, will be speaking at the opening rally at Central Park West and 62nd Street at 10:30 a.m.

The Conservancy is adding its voice to the March to send the message that science unites us all. It is science, that gives us the clean air and clean water that both people and nature depend on. What’s more, the Conservancy wants to remind people this April 22nd that Earth Day and celebrating science go hand-in-hand.

What: March for Science and Opening Rally
When: Saturday, April 22nd. Rally begins at 10:30 a.m. March begins at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Rally stage is at Central Park West and 62nd Street. March route is Central Park West from 72nd Street, proceeding to Broadway via Columbus Circle, and ending at Broadway and 52nd Street.
Notes: Bill Ulfelder, Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy in New York, will be speaking at the opening rally and will be available for interviews prior to and during the March. For more details about the March for Science in New York City visit marchforscience.nyc.

The Nature Conservancy has more than 600 scientists working around the world to identify the greatest challenges we face today – from poor water quality and quantity to unhealthy cities to the changing climate. For more than 65 years, the organization has been guided by science to achieve its mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

All over New York, the Conservancy is working to find solutions that ensure people and nature thrive far into the future. In New York City, Conservancy scientists are working to improve the health of New York Harbor. In Long Island, they discovered that untreated wastewater was the source of the nitrogen pollution that was contaminating waterways and are working with partners to address the problem. Across the state, the Conservancy is working to protect vulnerable communities from flooding.

In addition to the New York City March, The Nature Conservancy in New York will be participating in Marches for Science in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Poughkeepsie. The Nature Conservancy is part of the March for Science Collective, a group of science-based organizations that is supporting more than 400 “satellite” marches across globe, including on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. that will feature a “teach-in tent” and the Conservancy’s President and CEO and Lead Scientist, among others.

 


The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 65 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Rachel Winters
Associate Director, Media Relations
(267) 210-2189
rwinters@tnc.org

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