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Monday, September 04, 2017
Join Oil & Water Don't Mix at this year's Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. You'll be walking the Mackinac Bridge just four miles east of the risky submerged Enbridge Line 5 oil pipelines.
There are two opportunities to get involved to show your support for shutting down Line 5.
#1 - Walk the Bridge
Join thousands as we walk as a group across the bridge wearing blue shirts. Any blue shirt will do. We encourage you to purchase a blue Oil & Water Don't Mix shirt here (all designs available in blue - allow time for shipping). We are planning on meeting just east of the toll booths on the St. Ignace (north) side of the bridge and departing for our walk at 9:00 am. Please don't be late! RSVP below to let us know you're coming.
If you've walked the bridge before on Labor Day, this year the bridge authority is making a change you need to know about (more info here). The bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic (except buses transporting walkers) from 6:30 am until Noon. Get more information about the bridge walk here. BIG NOTE: Because of this change, no walkers will be allowed to start walking after 10:00 am. Banners and signs are not allowed on the bridge walk - be creative with your shirt and hat!
Please RSVP below (at the 9:00 AM slot) so we know you're coming!
Not that there is another group of Water Protectors also walking the bridge at 7:00 AM in case you'd like to go earlier.
#2 - Pass Out "I Walked the Bridge" Stickers
We are looking for several people to join us at the south end of the bridge to hand out stickers to all walkers. Please sign up for a shift below. Walkers will start at 7:00 am and it takes about 90 minutes to make the crossing. Please sign up for a shift below. It would be great if you could wear your blue Oil & Water Don't Mix shirt. We'll have a few available for purchase when you arrive, but we encourage you to purchase your shirt online early as there are no guarantees we'll have your size.
Sign up for a shift below! We'll meet just south of the finish line and will respectfully pass out stickers without blocking foot traffic.
Invite others! Let's show everyone involved that we won't put up with these oil pipelines in the Great Lakes!
The 9:00 am RSVP below is to walk the bridge starting at the north side. The RSVP's on the half hour are to pass out stickers at the south side.