Climate activists will gather to take a plunge in the Potomac River on Saturday.
Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), an advocate for environmental protection, will kick off the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge at 10 am. It is organized by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) every January. The organization works to bring awareness and combat global warming in the DMV area. Activists participate in the Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for CCAN and supporters take the pledge to #TakeThePlunge to support the mission.
Plunging with us tomorrow? Use hashtags #TakethePlunge and #KeepWinterCold to document your day! Need directions or advice on what to bring? Click here: https://t.co/EJyfEeDcPz pic.twitter.com/KspUTdB3o0
— Chesapeake Climate (@CCAN) January 24, 2020
The event will take place at The Beach at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 10 a.m. to register. There will be a pre-rally at the Pier Tent at 11 a.m. followed by a parade to South Point Beach, where participants will take the plunge at 11:50 a.m. McLoone’s Pier Restaurant will host an after-party at 12:30 p.m.
CCAN’s first Polar Bear Plunge took place in December of 2005. The event has steadily grown in attendance over the years.
Information and details about the schedule, dress code, and other rules can be found at https://us-p2p.netdonor.net/2883/polar-bear-plunge.