Congressman James McGovern joined Mass Audubon President Gary Clayton and representatives of the Massachusetts conservation community this past weekend at our Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester. The event, organized by Broad Meadow Brook staff, was an opportunity for attendees to hear from the congressman about what’s been going on in Washington on the environmental front and what actions they can take at the federal, state, and local level.
Congressman McGovern stressed that environmental policy should be a bi-partisan issue since we all have shared goals of clean water, clean air, and healthy communities with appealing green spaces. He encouraged attendees to stay engaged and participate in grassroots advocacy, as well as the importance of challenging “fake news” that discredits science. He also noted that Congress was not immune to public persuasion and reassured constituents that their calls, letters, and emails help to shape what happens both in Washington and in Worcester. Learn more about the Congressman’s visit in this Worcester Telegram and Gazette article about the event.