The Sebago Lake Flotilla

Join the People’s Flotilla to Keep New England Tar Sands Free

Check out this great video of the Sebago Tar Sands Demonstration from the action on July 20th.

Portland Pipeline Corporation and ExxonMobil want to reverse the flow of a 63 year old pipeline to push toxic Tar Sands oil through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. This pipeline runs near numerous pristine rivers and lakes in all three states.  At its closest point it runs only 500 feet away from Sebago Lake, which happens to be the biggest public water supply for the entire state of Maine.

Come join us as we celebrate clean water and join together to defend Sebago Lake and New England from toxic tar sands! Catch 350.org founder Bill McKibben speaking truth to power in a keynote address!

What: Summer Heat: Join the Sebago Flotilla to Keep New England Tar Sands Free
When: July 20, 2013 at 8am (Route 302 protest and theater to begin @ 8am, Sebago Lake State Park gates open @ 8am, Sebago Lake State Park activities begin @ 9am)
Where: Sebago Lake State Park/Route 302 pipeline crossing

There will be two major ways to participate in this day’s activities. Join us for both, or either one:

The first is to participate in a protest on Route 302 that starts at 8am and continues until 10:30am when we will join the people at the state park for the rest of the day’s activities. We will participate in theater and information sharing to highlight the crossing of the current pipeline right by Sebago Lake.

The second is a day of activities, music, a flotilla, a rally, and a press conference at Sebago Lake State Park. The gates open at the park at 8am, and we highly recommend folks arrive at or before 8, as the park fills up quickly, and the lines can get very long.

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Organized by: 350 Maine, Tar Sands Free Northeast

Join the Action:

Are you participating in the event as a part of an organization or community group?

Action Agreements:

  • I promise to be nonviolent and peaceful in all of my activities during the action.
  • I will be dignified in dress and demeanor – these are serious issues, and we want to be taken seriously.
  • I knowingly and freely assume all risks, even if arising from the negligence of others, and assume full responsibility for my participation in this action.