We hope you all are keeping safe and socially distant! The Gear Closet, our outdoor gear thrift/consignment store, is working on a plan to open! For now, keep an eye on our websites Mywaterways.org and Gearcloset.org and subscribe to our newsletter for continual updates! 🌿🚣🏼♂️🚴🏽♀️🏕🤿🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
Environmental education is at the core of what we do. And suddenly, like so many of the daily rituals and routines we've grown used to, it's no longer possible.
We had a really, really great year here in Chattanooga. We're proud to report that we've had the privilege of working with eight different schools, engaging with thousands of community members, and bringing our audience just a little closer to their natural world.
Like so many other organizations, WaterWays and our store, The Gear Closet, have been hit hard by the pandemic-- financially, mentally, and emotionally. We've struggled to recreate the same connection over Zoom calls that we feel when we brainstorm around our little wooden table at the office. The work that had such a clear timeline and vision now seems fuzzy and uncertain. And we really, really miss our students.
Our hearts go out to each and every individual that has struggled during this time. We understand that asking you to give anything of yourself right now is a big thing to do. But this #GivingTuesdayNOW, we ask you to consider supporting us in our mission, whether that be with your time, your voice, or your dollar. For every positive action you give (like a litter pickup) or every pair of rainboots that your purchase for us, you'll be entered to win a WaterWays gift bag so you can rep your support for healthy watersheds all the time. Find out more here at www.mywaterways.org/donate.
Things have changed rapidly in the last few months. Our habits, our routines, and our rituals have been interrupted. With time to slow down, we've been noticing that the birds sound a little louder and the sky looks a little more blue--we're wondering if you feel the same way. Take our Earth Day survey to share your experience through the pandemic, and what kind of changes you see in your new day-to-day. mywaterways.org/earth-day-survey/... See MoreSee Less