The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is pleased to announce the launch of a new video, “Clean Water Starts With You.”

Actor, activist, and founder of Water Defense Mark Ruffalo is featured in the video. As a local resident of the Upper Delaware River region and passionate activist for clean water, Mark is an ambassador for the “Clear Choices Clean Water: My Delaware River” initiative, and the actions that everyone can take to help protect our clean drinking water.

View the video below, and and visit the Clear Choices Clean Water initiative website. It is an easy-to-use interactive resource with suggestions everyone can implement to conserve water. Website visitors who take a pledge will “put themselves on the map” to see the impact their actions are having on nearby rivers and streams, and see what actions their neighbors are taking to protect clean water.

Pledges can be made for activities participants are already doing, or for new efforts they intend to begin. Until June 27, 2016, every person who takes a pledge will be entered to win an Old Town Heron 9’ kayak, generously donated by Alice’s Wonderland in Greeley, PA. Contest rules and regulations are available on the website.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands and forests, clean waters, eagles and eagle habitat, locally sustainable economies, and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region. For more information on the Conservancy and how it connects people to the lands where they live, work, and play, visit their website or Facebook page.

“Clear Choices, Clean Water: My Delaware River” is a cooperative effort among the Delaware Highlands Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy; Wildlands Conservancy; Pocono Heritage Land Trust; Brodhead Watershed Association; Catskill Mountainkeeper; and Water Defense. It is supported by funding from the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.