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Three Rivers Rising Tide was formed as the Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective in spring of 2010 out of a desire to develop a more radical response to the climate crisis and environmental injustice as they manifest in Pittsburgh and throughout our region. The Shadbush Collective organized actions, educational events, trainings, and published literature for more… Read more »
Video, Photos from Lockdown for Maggie’s Farm
Who’s Locked to Henrietta?
Personal Statements from Participants: Michael Bagdes-Canning: In the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity to work with a young but perceptive musician. I’m willing to risk arrest because, as my friend Zach says in his song, “I want a future too.” It’s not my future that I’m worried about – I’ve lived a pretty… Read more »
Lockdown! Farms & Food, Not Fracking!
Farm Supporters Lock Down to Giant Pig at Fracking Well-Site: Highlight Risks to Safe Food SourceJanuary 27, 2012 Contact: Ben Fiorillo – 412-999-9086, or Diane Sipe – 724-272-4539 Bessemer, PA – This afternoon, residents of Western Pennsylvania and friends of Lawrence County farmer Maggie Henry locked themselves to a giant paper-mache pig in the entrance… Read more »
The Action Camp as a Whole
From November 10th to the 12th 2012 nearly 100 people came to the Shalefield Justice Action Camp at Maggie’s farm in Bessemer, PA to network, attend richly informative workshops, learn about the mechanics of direct action and picket the drilling site. The camp has been lauded as being refreshingly diverse. There were people from multiple… Read more »
Supporting Local Agriculture, Protesting Dangerous Drilling
BESSEMER, PA – More than thirty people gathered in front of an unconventional gas well operated by Shell Oil, to protest the impacts drilling may have on farming, water, and air quality. The well pad is within 4,000 feet of Maggie Henry’s farm. Henry raises organic eggs, poultry and pork, and she fears that… Read more »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Farmers, community members and activists assemble at local farm to protest drilling nearby
Day 1 at Maggie’s Farm – coming together across the Marcellus region
The action camp kicked off today, graced with a warm and sunny day on Maggie’s Farm and over 60 people in attendance. I was excited to see a strong local presence combined with people from all across Pennsylvania and even beyond – with Ithaca, NY; Ohio; and southern West Virginia also represented. There is keen… Read more »
Story about Maggie Henry and Action Camp published on EcoWatch.org
Grassroots environmental blog Ecowatch.org just published an article we wrote about Maggie Henry, who is hosting us on her farm for this weekend’s action camp. Check it out and learn about her fight against Shell http://ecowatch.org/2012/farmer-fights-for-her-land/
Camp Update: Indoor Sleeping Space Now Full!
The good news is that a lot of people have registered for camp! The bad news is that we can’t guarantee indoor accommodations for anyone who registers from here on. The heated farmhouse is full and the unheated (but warmer and drier) greenhouse and garage are filling up fast. So if you register from today… Read more »
Shalefield Justice Action Camp Program
(TENTATIVE) The program is split up into two tracks: direct action training, and education and movement building. Direct action trainings listed in the left-hand column. If you have any questions about the program please email info AT threeriversrisingtide.org Saturday, November 10 11:00 am- 1 pm Check-In and Set Up 1 pm-2:15 pm—Workshop Block I What… Read more »