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SWIM Coalition Kickoff – Groups to Ask Mayor Bloomberg to Make Waterways Clean Enough For Swimming

10:05 PM EDT on March 20, 2007

The Storm Water Infrastructure Matters coalition (S.W.I.M.), a new city-wide environmental group, will hold an outdoor event, that will include kayakers, river waders, water quality monitoring, a short film (indoors) and water toy races. The event, part of the global observance of World Water Day, will kick off a concerted campaign to make all of NYC's waterways safe for recreation, including swimming.

The event will also feature the release of a new report from Coalition member group Riverkeeper called, "Sustainable Raindrops: Cleaning New York Harbor by Greening the Urban Landscape," and the unveiling of the S.W.I.M. platform, which will distributed to the Mayor and to the NYC Council.

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