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Water Walk for Life

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"WATER WALK FOR LIFE" March 4-11, 2017. 
An 8-day 90-mile walk for water/pipeline awareness, in particular the Pilgrim Pipeline & SPECTRA-AIM in our region. Anyone can join the walk for a few hours, or a few days, or just come to an evening potluck, hear speakers on local issues. Volunteers also needed for transport shuttles.
Event is in alliance with Food & Water Watch,, CAPP (Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines) NY & NJ, The Ramapough-Lenape, Indian Point coalitions, Resist SPECTRA-AIM. Organized by the Grafton Peace Pagoda, walk is being led by Jun-san Yesuda, a well-known international activist & Buddhist nun. Some details not final. Updated flyer available soon; visit Facebook page for updates!
Water Walk for Life Schedule (3/4/17 - 3/11/17)
DAY 1 : 3/4/17 (Sat) 10:00am: Carteret, NJ. >[11miles/day total]
--->Meetup: Carteret Waterfront Park (Access Rd./FISHING PIER/parking)
200 Middlesex Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008
(Water Ceremony: Cherokee/Ramapough-Lenape reps)
>[Lunch/1:15pm: Universal Meat Mkt, 2325 Elizabeth Ave, Rahway, 07065)
---> End: Rite Aid, 327 Chestnut St., Union 07083 ((*shuttle to church...))
---> (evening potluck & speakers: Morrow United Methodist Church, 
600 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040 | 973-763-7676) approx 6-8pm
DAY 2: 3/5/17 (Sun) 9:00am: >[12miles/day total]
--->Start: Morrow Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood 07040
>[Lunch: Kings Supermarket 300 Pompton Ave., Verona 07044]
---> End: Dunkin'Donuts, 126 Newark Pompton Tpk, Little Falls, 07424
((*shuttle to church...))
---> (evening potluck/speakers: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 
67 Church St., Montclair, NJ 07042 | 973-744-6276) approx 6-8pm
((morning shuttle from Unitarian Church to Dunkin'Donuts...))
DAY 3: 3/6/17 (Mon) 9:00am: >[12 miles/day total]
--->Start: Dunkin'Donuts, 126 Newark Pompton Tpk, Little Falls, 07424
[Lunch: Kohl's, 1800 Rt. 23, Wayne 07470]
--->End: Burger King, 101 Plaza Rd, Oakland 07436 (park@rear: ShopRite, 14 Post Rd., Oakland) ((*shuttle to Lakeland Fellowship...))
---> (evening potluck/speakers: Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
231 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470 | 973-696-1063) approx 6-8pm
((*shuttle: Lakeland Fellowship to Burger King, 101 Plaza Rd. Oakland))
DAY 4: 3/7/17 (Tue) 9:00am: >[7miles/day total]
--->Start: Burger King, 101 Plaza Rd., Oakland, NJ 07436. ...via Rt. 202N..,
---> 12:30: Split Rock-Sweetwater Prayer Camp,
95 Halifax Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430 (across from Ramapo College)
(Tobacco Ceremony with Ramapough Lenape Nation & lunch break)
--->((*Walker shuttle to Ramapough Comm'ty Center))
---> (evening potluck/speakers: Ramapough Community Center,
189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah, NJ 07470 | 201-529-11710 ) approx 6-8pm
((*shuttle: Ramapough Comm'ty Center to Walmart/Suffern...))
DAY 5: 3/8/17 (Wed) 9:00am: >[13 miles/day total]
--->Start: Walmart/ShopRite, 250 Rt. 59, Suffern, NY10901 Upper Nyack, NY
>{Lunch break: enroute along Route 59)
---> End: Fellowship of Reconcilliation, 521 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
---> (evening potluck & speakers: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 
521 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 | 845-358-4601) approx 6-8pm
DAY 6: 3/9/17 (Thur) 9:00am: Nyack, NY. >[11 miles/day total]
---> Pray for Indian Point Nuclear Plant
(from opposite side of Hudson River...via Route 9w; lunch break enroute)
---> (evening potluck & speakers: Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Road,
Stony Point, NY 10980 | 845-786-5674) approx 6-8pm
DAY 7: 3/10/17 (Fri) 5:00am: Stony Point Center, NY.  
(*note: long-term walkers 'only': travel day---group joins the Native American March on Washington, DC for the day and returns late evening.)
>Day of rest for any other walkers
DAY 8: 3/11/17 (Sat) 9:00am: Cortlandt Metro North Train Station
---> 10:00am meetup at: 2 Memorial Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10566
(via Rt 9A--N. Albany Post Rd,)
---> 11:00am: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (vigil for Fukushima
nuclear accident 6th anniversary)
---> 12:40pm: Peekskill Landing Park, 117 North Water Street,
Peekskill, NY 10566
(Water Ceremony: Algonquin/Ramapough-Lenape reps)
---> 2:00pm: Peekskill Presbyterian Church,
705 South Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
(potluck & speakers/closing circle)
For more information: 
Facebook page for updates:
Email: Janet at ~
Email from February 1st onwards: Ayumi at
Grafton Peace Pagoda: 518-658-9301* (*Between Feb. 10 & March 3 only)
During walk: Jules Orkin at 201-566-8403