Best Testimony on the Stormwater Restoration Bill

Keaghan Muller presented his own statement to the Anne Arundel County Council on the problems of pollution of county and Chesapeake Bay waters, and why they need to act now to protect the Bay: 

Dear County Councilmen,

My name is Keaghan Muller and I live in Edgewater, MD.

I would like to proclaim that it is not fair that the stormwater runoff is destroying our resources like in the South River— which I live near, we have dirty water and cancerous catfish.

We must pay our share so that future kids can have clean water. We need the Stormwater Restoration Fund bill to pass so that kids and adults can help pay to clean the water. It’s important to me and other kids to have clean water because as years go on and no one helps to clean the bay more bad things are going to happen. In fact, it’s fair to say that it’s already happening too soon, and it’s not fair that I have to pay when I get older for the millions of mistakes that elders make causing a financial and environmental debt. Also we will lose all of our money for the Bay if that happens. Then the Bay will die off causing us and millions to be ill. If we don’t want that to happen then I suggest that we get our game on and you, my County Council people, MUST pass the stormwater bill! Also I suggest that all that kids in the whole county step up and force adults to do what is right.

It is our watershed too!

If we don’t act fast then you and everyone else will suffer. I dare you to step up and if not now, then when? And like we say on my football team step up or step down! We need to pass this bill!

Thank you for your time and understanding!

Sincerely Keaghan Muller

Keaghan is 10 . . . . His mother is Captain Diana Muller, the South RiverKeeper, so Keaghan has lots of exposure to the water quality problems of the county, but he’s definitely got his own ideas. . . . 

Thanks Keaghan — we all really heard you. . . and we’ll make sure the County Council remembers.

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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