After a year of campaign rallies featuring inflammatory “Build the Wall” rhetoric, President Trump is pushing for massive new walls along the US-Mexico border. In response, Rachel’s Network and the Sierra Club have partnered to draw the public’s attention to the landscapes and communities threatened by border walls, strengthen the coalition fighting these projects, and develop a legal strategy to resist further construction.
Sierra Club Borderlands Program Coordinator Dan Millis explains why the existing and proposed US-Mexico border wall is so bad for wildlife and people, and what we can do to oppose it.
Ocean Conservancy CEO Janis Searles Jones, a lawyer, advocate and marine conservation expert, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison. Janis leads Ocean Conservancy’s work on tackling the pervasive and growing problem of marine debris, risky oil and gas development in places like the Arctic, climate change and ocean acidification, sustainable fisheries, and more.
Student Conservation Association (SCA) President and CEO Jaime Matyas, a longtime advocate for connecting young people with nature and conservation, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison.
What does it take to be resilient in challenging times? That’s the question we posed on our trip to South Florida for our Annual Meeting in March. The region has a fraught past when it comes to environmental protection, but advocates and conservationists are making progress, and Rachel’s Network was there to learn about and celebrate their efforts.