FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOttawa Riverkeeper supports protesters fighting proposed uranium mining around Sharbot Lake
OTTAWA, September 25, 2007 – Ottawa Riverkeeper is throwing its support behind protesters who are opposed to any uranium mining activities in the Sharbot Lake area.
Members of First Nations communities that would be affected by the mining left the Sharbot Lake area on Saturday by canoe and are paddling to Victoria Island in Ottawa.
“We look forward to welcoming the paddlers to Victoria Island on Thursday afternoon,” says Meredith Brown, Riverkeeper and Executive Director.
Ottawa Riverkeeper will be signing the petition in support of the Proclamation for a Moratorium on Uranium Mining.
Ms. Brown encourages concerned citizens to join the rally and sign the petition. “Uranium mining will do little for the people in the Ottawa River Watershed except leave them with contaminated water and communities.”
Ottawa Riverkeeper will join the protest portage from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill on Friday Sept. 28 beginning at 10 a.m.Contact Information: